A 60-year-old man, Dayyabu Madaki has been found guilty of defiling a 9-year-old girl and handed a life sentence by the Jigawa State High Court in Dutse.
The defendant was previously charged in court after it was claimed that he lured the girl to his house in the Jahun Local Government village of Doro and forcefully had his way with her there.
According to section 282(1)(e) of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa State 2012 and punishable under Section 3 of the Penal Code, rape is a crime. This was stated by the presiding judge, Justice A.M. Sambo.
The defendant had pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.
But the prosecution counsel, however, presented witnesses and tendered two exhibits, including a police statement of the defendant and a medical report to prove his case.
He said the offence of rape is punishable by life imprisonment upon conviction.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Sambo said the Prosecution Counsel proved his case beyond reasonable doubt and therefore convicted and sentenced the accused person to life imprisonment.