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Brother-in-Law Killer Gets Death Sentence, as Rapist Gets Life Imprisonment in Jigawa

Brother-in-Law Killer Gets Death Sentence, as Rapist Gets Life Imprisonment in Jigawa

The Jigawa High Court of Justice sitting at Kazaure presided over by Honourable Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu last Wednesday convicted one Nasiru Mai Nasara to life imprisonment for the offence of Rape punishable under Section 3 of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa State 2014 (Miscellaneous Amendment).

A press release by the public relations officer, Jigawa State Ministry of Justice, Zainab Baba Santali on Friday, said the defendant, who is from Dodal Village in Gwiwa local government area, was accused of raping and impregnating a 13-year-old girl (names withheld). He was arrested and charged to court for Rape.

The prosecution called two witnesses to prove their case, while the defendant testified in his own defence. The judge found the defendant guilty of the offence of Rape and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

On the same day, the court also delivered jugement in a case of Culpable Homicide against one Abdumutallab Isa from Waiwalo Village in Yankwashi local government area.

The defendant was accused to have used a knife and a horn to inflict injuries on his brother-in-law, one Muntari Ibrahim (deceased) which led to his death.

Both the prosecution and the defence called witnesses in presenting their respective cases before the court.

Justice Hussaina found that the prosecution had successfully proved their case beyond reasonable doubt, thereby convicted the defendant to death by hanging for the offence of Culpable Homicide punishable with death under section 221 (b) of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa State.

 

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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