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Kaduna court sentence rapist to death by hanging

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A Kaduna State High Court sitting at Dogarawa Sabon Gari Zaria has sentenced a rapist identified as Usman Shehu Bashir of Dogarawa area to death by hanging.

Usman had raped a baby who was 2 years 9-month-old to death five years ago. The case began on the 23 March 2015.

Justice Kabir Dabo said while passing judgment on Wednesday that the judgment passed was under section 221 of the penal code, Kaduna state law 1999 as amended.

“The convict has confessionally confirmed the occurrence of the offence, as well, his written statements also confirmed. By these two confessional statements, the Court passed the judgment,” the judge said.

It could be recalled on an ill-fated day when the convict took late Fatima to his room, and for about 40 minutes, he raped her which led to her death….after the establishment of all the evidence of committing the crime.

Having passed the judgment, Justice Kabir Dabo said the convict has the right to appeal within 90 days of the judgment.

In her reaction, the State Counsel Barrister Jummai Dan Azimi said the Court has done justice to the case.

The judgment passed on Usman has justified what he did to my daughter, Father of late Fatima, Malam Zakariya Ya’u Dahiru said.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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