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Man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for raping 3-year-old girl in Sokoto

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Man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for raping 3-year-old girl in Sokoto

A federal excessive courtroom sitting in Sokoto, Sokoto State, presided over by Justice James Kolawole Omotosho, has sentenced a 20-year-old man, Yashua’u Shehu of Atakwanyo village, to 10 years imprisonment for raping a three-year-old woman. 

 

The convict from Atakwanyo village, Kware Native Authorities Space of GA Sokoto state, was additionally handed a N500,000 high quality as compensation to the sufferer. 

 

Delivering the judgment, Justice Omotosho decried sexual exploitation, particularly of minors, which he stated had develop into rampant within the North and appealed to folks and governments to stand up in defence of “these weak youngsters.”

 

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The decide, who famous that “it’s the obligation of all of us to place a cease to the menace of sexual exploitation,” stated the case marked FHC/ S/22C/2021 was introduced by the Nationwide Company for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Individuals (NAPTIP), Sokoto Zonal Command. 

 

The cost, in response to Justice Omotosho, learn: “That you just, 20 years previous Yushua’u Shehu (M) of Atakwanyo, Kware Space, Kware Native Authorities of Sokoto State, round 04:00pm on or about twenty seventh Might, 2021 throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable courtroom, procured one (title withheld), three years previous feminine of Minanata space of Sokoto State, took her to at least one Hajiya’s home near Minanata space, Sokoto State and also you subjected her to sexual exploitation with your self, thereby committing an offence punishable below Part 16(1) of the Trafficking in Individuals (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act 2015”. 

 

Justice Omotosho premised his judgment on complaints from the mother and father of the sufferer, medical examination obtained from Nana Khadija Sexual Referral Centre in addition to testimonies of two prosecution witnesses. 

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He stated the testimonies included that of Dr Auwal Musa, the medical officer that examined the woman, which proved past affordable doubt that the defendant had carnal information of the minor. 

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Man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for raping 3-year-old girl in Sokoto

Man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for raping 3-year-old girl in Sokoto

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