Man Jailed For Raping 12-Year Old Girl

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A Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday, sentenced a 35-year-old man to prison for two years without an option of fine for raping a 12-year-old girl.

Justice Shehu Yahaya sentenced Hamza Mohammed after pleading guilty to the charges against him.

Earlier, the prosecuting counsel to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), Alhaji Abdullahi Baba, had said that the convict, Hamza of Indabawa Quarters, forcibly had sex with the minor at Salanta in Kano municipal area.

According to him, the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 13 (1) of the NAPTIP act of 2003.

Justice Yahaya also sentenced Sani Mohammed, aged 31, to 30 months in prison without an option of fine for being in possession of Indian Hemp.

Mohammed also pleaded guilty to the charge.

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