A Niger State magistrates’ court sitting in Minna has sentenced one Muhammadu Sani, 40, to seven years in prison without option of fine for defiling a two-year-old girl.
The Magistrate, Fatima Kabir, handed the sentence after finding the suspect of Unguwan-Sarkin Ruwa Bangi area of Katcha in Katcha LGA of Niger State, guilty of the offence.
The prosecutor, Inspector Aliyu Yakubu, had earlier told the court that on January 28, 2021, at about 4pm, one Zakari S. Ruwa reported at the Katcha Police Station that on the same day at about 3pm, the defendant lured his two-year-old daughter into his room and had sexual intercourse with her, adding that during police interrogation, the defendant confessed to the crime.
Inspector Yakubu noted that the offence was contrary to Section 18 (2) of the Child Rights Law of Niger State, 2010.
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