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Man sentenced to death by hanging for raping a two year old girl

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A Kaduna State high court sitting at Dogorawa Sabon Gari Zaria has sentenced a man named Usman Shehu Bashir of Dorgawa area to death by hanging for raping a two year and nine months old baby.

Justice Kabir Dabo who issued the judgement said the judgement was passed under section 221 of the penal code, Kaduna State law 1999 as amended.

The judge said the convict had admitted the charges against him as being guilty of the crime, also his written statement confirmed it. The court passed the judgement based on these two confessional statement.

The case which lasted for five years, began on the 23rd of March, 2015.

The judge said on that day that the convict took Fatima to his apartment and raped her for 40 minutes which then led to her demise.

This was known after establishing all the evidence of the crime he committed.

Justice Kabir Dabo said after passing the judgement the convict according to the law has the right to appeal within 90 days.

The State Counsel Barrister, Jummai Dan Azimi expressed her satisfaction at the judgement by saying the court has done justice to the case.

Mallam Zakariyya Yau Dahiru, who is the father of late Fatima, also expressed relief on the judgement passed and also feels the judgement has justified what the convict did to his daughter.

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