The Jigawa High Court of Justice sitting at Birnin Kudu presided by Honourable Justice Musa Ubale has delivered Judgment on 2nd June, 2022, against on Ibrahim Abdullahi, a 27 year man from Garu Quarters of Dutse local government, found guilty for the offence of Sodomy punishable under section 284 of the penal code cap.P3 Laws of Jigawa state 2012 (as amended).
The facts of the case are that, on 12th February, 2021 at Garu Quarters Dutse, Dutse LGA, a 6-year-old pupil on his way to school was lured by the defendant to his house, and forcefully had anal sex with him.
While the victim’s teacher was passing by, he saw the victim in an abnormal movement and the defendant was coming out from his room trying to tie his trouser. Upon enquiry by the school management, the victim narrated what the defendant did to him. The defendant was later arrested and the matter was investigated, thereby the defendant was charged with the offence of Sodomy.
In his effort to prove the charge, the state counsel Yahaya Abdullahi Esq (Deputy Director Citizens Right) for the prosecution called four witnesses, tendered two exhibits (statement of the defendant and medical report) and finally closed his case. While the defendant testified in his own defense and called two other witnesses who also testified for him then closed his case. Both counsel filed written addresses at the conclusion of the trial.
The Court while delivering its judgment held that, the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt, thereby convicted and sentenced the convict to life imprisonment.
In another development, the Jigawa State High Court sitting at Hadejia presided by Justice Ado Yusuf has on 31st May 2022,sentenced to one Aliyu Suleiman to life imprisonment for raping a 12 year old girl (names withheld). Mr. Suleiman a 22-year-old man is from Bakin Kasuwa Birniwa Town and was found guilty of the offence of Rape punishable under Section 283 of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa State.
Zainab Baba Santali
Public Relations Officer
Jigawa State Ministry of Justice.
3rd June 2022.