Court sentenced 31-year-old man to '14 years imprisonment' for raping 8-year-old girl

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday sentenced 31-year-old Salisu Abdullahi to 14 years imprisonment, for defiling an eight-year-old girl.

The Prosecutor, Mr Abdullahi Babale, told the court that the convict had forceful carnal knowledge of the minor in Unguwar Fulani, in the Kumbotso local government area of Kano.

The convict pleaded guilty to the one-count, which was an offence contrary and punishable under Section 16 (1) of the Trafficking in Persons Act, 2015.

The Presiding Judge, Justice James Omotosho, also ordered the accused to pay a fine of N2m, in addition to the 14-year jail term.


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