By Mustapha Salisu
HOTPEN – The High Court of Justice No. 3 sitting in Dutse presided over by Honorable Justice Abubakar Mohd Sambo has delivered judgment against one Dayyabu Madaki, a 60 year old man from Doro village of Jahun local government of Jigawa State, having been found guilty for the offence of Rape.
The offence is punishable to life imprisonment contrary to section 282(1) (e) of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa State 2012 and punishable under Section 3 of the Penal Code (Miscellaneous Amendment) law of Jigawa State2014.
In a statement signed and made available to Hotpen by the Public Relations Officer, Jigawa State Ministry of Justice, Hajia Zainab Baba Santali, said the defendant was alleged to have lured a 9 year old girl to his house which is of the same address with the defendant and had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
On arraignment, the Defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge, and in a bid to prove the charge, the prosecution called five witnesses and tendered two exhibits (statement of the Defendant made at Jahun Police Station and a medical report) while the Defendant testified as sole witness in his own defense.
Honorable Justice A. M. Sambo while delivering the judgment, found that the Prosecution Counsel has proved the charge beyond reasonable doubt against the Defendant, as such the Defendant was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.