Jigawa Teacher Jailed For Raping Five-year-old Pupil

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A primary school teacher, Makasusi Sunusi, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a five-year-old girl.

A High Court in Kazaure in the Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa State handed Sunusi the verdict for defiling the girl.

Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu delivered the verdict after finding Sunusi guilty of luring and raping the juvenile (names withheld).

The female judge ruled that the offense has contravened the Jigawa State Penal Code Section 3 Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.

During the trial, prosecution called five witnesses including the victim and tendered a medical report while the defendant testified in his defence.

Therefore, Justice Aliyu held that “prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and 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”.


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