Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu, of the Jigawa High Court of Justice, has on Monday 29th November, 2021, convicted one Makasusi Sunusi, a primary school teacher, for the defilement of a 5-year-old pupil.
This is according to the Statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Jigawa State Ministry of Justice, Zainab Baba Santali, on 30th November, 2021.
Mr. Makasusi Sunusi was said to have lured the 5-year-old pupil (names withheld), on 4th February, 2021, and raped her in the school premises, while working as a teacher at Kazaure town.
He was, as a result, arrested and charged to court for the offence of rape, which is punishable under the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, of 2014.
Five (5) witnesses, including the prosecutrix, on order to prove the case, tendered a medical report, while the defendant also, testified in his defence.
With obvious evidences, Honourable Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu, “found that the prosecution had successfully proved their case beyond reasonable doubt, His Lordship thereby 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.”