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Driver gets 3 years jail-term for raping 8-yr-old girl



Driver gets 3 years jail-term for raping 8-yr-old girlA Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos North Local Government Area on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old driver, Khamis Umar, to three years imprisonment for raping an eight-year-old girl.

The presiding Judge, Mr Yahaya Mohammed, handed down the sentence after the convict pleaded guilty to a one-count charge and begged for leniency. Read also: Middle-age man allegedly commits suicide in Ondo

“It was the devil that pushed me to do it, this is the first time and I will not repeat it again. Have mercy on me,’’ he pleaded.

Mohammed, who did not give the convict an option of fine, said the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other would be offenders.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Hasiru Ibrahim, had told the court that Hauwa Musa, mother of the victim, reported the matter at B Division Police Station on July 27.

Driver gets 3 years jail-term for raping 8-yr-old girl

Ibrahim said that the complainant, observed that her daughter could not sit properly and was also screaming in pains anytime she wanted to sit.

“the mother enquired from the minor the cause of her severe pains, the girl told the mother that the accused took her to a farm behind his house and asked her to remove her clothes. and she declined the request but  the accused forcefully removed her clothes and had carnal knowledge of her”. Read also: Obama warns Zukerberg to stop spreading fake news on Facebook

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code.

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