Jigawa Court Sentences Rapists to 63 Years Imprisonment
The Ministry of Justice Jigawa State, on Thursday 10th December 2020, secured the conviction of one Ibrahim Yusuf aged 34years, from Kangire village Birnin kudu LGA before the High Court of Justice Jigawa State sitting at Birnin Kudu presided over by Hon Justice Musa Ubale in a case of rape and act of gross indecency. The convict was arraigned before the court in State vs. Ibrahim Yusuf Case no. JDU/82C/A/2019 and he pleaded not guilty. At the end of the trial, the learned trial judge in his judgment found that the prosecution had proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt. The convict was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for the offence of rape and five (5) years for gross indecency. The victims of the crimes are minors.
In another case, State vs. Dauda Malam Mato Charge No JDU/52C/A/2019, the defendant aged 35 years also from Kangire village, Birnin kudu LGA had been charged with the offence of rape against a minor girl. The defendant is also from Kangire village Birnin Kudu. After he was arraigned he denied the charge. The prosecution led evidence in proof of the allegation. The defendant was convicted and sentenced to 21 years imprisonment by Honourable Justice Musa Ubale of Jigawa State High Court sitting at Birnin Kudu.
In State vs. Rabiu Usman, Case no. JDU/53C/A/2019, the defendant who is 38 years old from Kangire village Birnin Kudu was also charged for the offence of rape before Honourable Justice Musa Ubale. He denied the charge and evidence were given by the prosecution in establishing the case against him. At the end of the trial, he was convicted and sentenced to 21years imprisonment. The victim, in this case, is also a minor.
In the case of State Vs Adamu Abdullahi, Case No. JDU/20C/2018, one Adamu Abdullahi ‘M’ 38 yrs of Tandanu Village in Kiri-Kasamma Local Government was arraigned for rape before High Court of Justice sitting at Hadejia presided over by Hon Justice Ado Yusuf Birnin Kudu. The defendant was accused of raping a minor. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecution called five witnesses, three officials while two non-officials. The defence presented one witness. On 24/11/2019, the defendant convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Zainab Baba Santali
Public Relations Officer,
Jigawa state Ministry of Justice,
11th December, 2020.