Court sentences primary school teacher to life imprisonment for defiling 5-year-old pupil


The Jigawa State High Court sitting in Kazaure has convicted one Makasusi Sunusi for raping a 5-year-old minor.

Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu in convicting the teacher sentenced him to life imprisonment.

According to Public Relations Officer of State Ministry of Justice, Zainab Baba Santali, the teacher was said to have lured the 5-year-old pupil (names withheld) and raped her in the school where he teaches at Kazaure town on 4th February, 2021.

Santali said he was arrested and charged to court for the offence of rape punishable under the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.

She said the prosecution had called five witnesses, including the prosecutor and tendered a medical report, while the defendant testified in his defence.

Justice Aliyu in finding the accused guilty held that the prosecution had successfully proved his case beyond reasonable doubt. The judge thereby 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.

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