Man Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment For Raping 2-Year-Old Girl In Niger State 

A Niger State magistrates’ court sitting in Minna has sentenced a 40-year-old man, Muhammadu Sani to seven years in prison without option of fine for defiling a two-year-old girl, in Niger State.

The suspect is from Unguwan-Sarkin Ruwa Bangi area of Katcha in Katcha LGA of Niger State.

The prosecutor, Inspector Aliyu Yakubu, had earlier told the court that on January 28, 2021, at about 4pm, one Zakari S. Ruwa reported at the Katcha Police Station that on the same day at about 3pm.

The defendant tricked his two-year-old daughter into his room and had forceful sexual intercourse with her, adding that during police interrogation, the defendant confessed to the crime.

Inspector Yakubu noted that the offence was contrary to Section 18 (2) of the Child Rights Law of Niger State, 2010.

The Magistrate, Fatima Kabir, handed the sentence after finding the suspect guilty of the offence.