JIGAWA HIGH COURT SENTENCES PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR DEFILING 5-YEAR-OLD PUPIL.
The Jigawa High Court of Justice sitting in Kazaure presided by Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu has on Monday 29th November, 2021 convicted one Makasusi Sunusi for the offence of rape having defiled a 5-year-old pupil.
The facts of the case were that, Mr Sunusi was said to have lured the 5-year-old pupil (names withheld) and raped her at Kazaure town on 4th February, 2021. He was arrested and charged to court for the offence of rape punishable under the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.
To prove the case, the prosecution had called five (5) witnesses including the prosecutrix and tendered a Medical Report, while the defendant testified in his defence.
Honourable Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu found that the prosecution had successfully proved their case beyond reasonable doubt, His Lordship thereby sentenced the defendant to life imprisonment for the offence of rape as prescribed by Section 3 of the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.
Zainab Baba Santali,
Public Relations Officer,
Jigawa State Ministry of Justice
30th November, 2021.