26-year-old man bagged 10 years jail term for raping a 4-year-old girl!

A 26-year-old man, Salisu Umar, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by Chief Magistrate Court II, Tunga, Minna, for raping a four-year old girl.

The convict was arraigned on a count charge of raping a four-year-old girl contrary to Section 18 of the Child’s Right Law of Niger State.

According to the First Information Report, on January 8, 2014 around 10.30am, one Ayuba Tanimu of Abdulsalam Quarters reported at the Maitumbi Police Station that Umar, aged 26, of Peter Sarki Road, Minna went to their area and took his daughter (name withheld) aged four, to an uncompleted building and had sexual intercourse with her and as a result, she sustained serious injuries in her private part.

The offence, according to the FIR read by the prosecutor, Inspector Ahmed Sa’idu, is contrary to section 18 of the Child’s Right Law of Niger State, which allowed the Magistrate to try the case.

When the charge was read to him, the convict, Salisu pleaded guilty with remorse.

After listening to the charge and confession by the accused, the Chief Magistrate Barrister Abdullahi Usman, sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment without an option of fine. He also ordered the convict to pay N50,000 compensation.