Man bags life imprisonment for raping, impregnating 12-year-old girl in Jigawa

A Jigawa High Court sitting in Hadejia has sentenced one Jibril Idi to life imprisonment for raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl.


The presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Ado Yusuf Birnin Kudu convicted the defendant after finding him guilty of the offence which is contrary to Section 282 (1)(e) of the Penal Code Cap P3 Laws of Jigawa State 2012 and punishable under Section 3 of the Penal Code (Miscellaneous Amendment) Law No. 9, 2014.


Jibril Idi had raped and got the girl pregnant on 27th May 2017, in Diginsa village of Birniwa local government area of Jigawa State.


The victim is a student of Junior Secondary School Diginsa in Birniwa local Government.


During the trial, the defendant had pleaded not guilty for the offence but the prosecution counsel, however, proved his case against the defendant by providing four witnesses and tendered 3 exhibits before the court.

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