Teacher Who Raped 5-Year-Old Pupil Gets Life Sentence

Jigawa High Court sitting in Kazaure has found a primary school teacher, Mr. Makasusi Sunusi, guilty of defiling a 5-year-old girl and accordingly sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu, who presided over the case, found Sunusi guilty of luring and raping the victim, (names withheld), who is a pupil in his school.

The incident, which is in contravention of the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014, happened on February 4, 2021.

The convict was said to have lured the pupil and raped her in the school where he was working as a teacher, at Kazaure town.

He was subsequently arrested and charged to court for the offence of rape.

A statement from the Ministry of Justice said the prosecution called five witnesses, including the victim, and tendered a medical report, while the defendant testified in his defence.

Justice Aliyu averred that the prosecution had successfully proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced the defendant to life imprisonment for the offence of rape as prescribed by Section 3 of the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.

Meanwhile, the Jigawa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest and detention of two men over the alleged rape of minors in the state.

The command spokesman, ASP Lawan Shisu Adam, in a statement, said Hussaini Yahaya, 15 and one Dabo Abubakar, 50, were being questioned separately for defiling nine-year-old girls in two different locations.

The first incident involving Yahaya took place in Kwalam town, Taura local government, while the second incident involving Abubakar took place at Ungwar Gamji village, Gwiwa local government of the state.

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