65-YEAR-OLD MAN THAT HAS HIV SENTENCED TO DEATH BY STONING FOR RAPING 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND INFECTING HER WITH THE VIRUS

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A 65-year-old man that is HIV positive has been sentenced to death by stoning for raping a minor and infecting her with the deadly virus in Kano State.

The man, Ubale Saudi Dutsa, was convicted after pleading guilty to the charge.

Justice Farouk Ahmad of an Upper Sharia Court sitting at Nomansland at Sabon Gari area in Kano State gave the judgment.

In his judgment, Justice Ahmad held that he relied on Sharia law guided by Quran to sentence the convict accordingly.

The convict had pleaded guilty seven times before the judge passed his verdict.

The minor was said to have been  medically examined at the state -owned Murtala Muhammad Hospital while it was discovered  that she was infected with HIV /AIDS as a result of the forceful intercourse by the convict.

The convict  was brought to the court on the charge of raping  Shamsiyya from a small town of the state called Gezawa town.

 

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