JIGAWA CHIEF JUDGE SENTENCES RAPIST TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR DEFILING 6 YR OLD GIRL.
The High Court of Justice No. 1 sitting in Dutse presided by Honourable Justice Umar Maigari Saqid, the state’s Chief Judge has delivered judgment on Wednesday 23rd November 2022 against one Muhammad Jarumi alias Jarbu from gagulmari Quaters of a Hadejia Local government to life imprisonment, who was found guilty for the offence of Rape.
The defendant was charged with the offence of raping a 6 year old girl from Agufa village in miga local Government on 14 December 2017. The Prosecution witnesses led by the Jigawa Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Dr Musa Adamu Aliyu proved the charge and four exhibits were tendered, including confessional statements of the defendant and medical report from sexual assault and referral center (SARC), while the defendant testified as a sole witness in his own defense.
The chief judge while delivering the judgment stated that, the prosecution had proved their case beyond reasonable doubt, and the court has found the defendant guilty of Rape punishable for life imprisonment under section 282(1) of the Jigawa Penal Code (Miscellaneous amendment) Law No. 9 2014.
Zainab Baba Santali
(Public Relations Officer)
Ministry of Justice, Dutse, Jigawa State.
24th November 2022.