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Published On: Wed, Oct 28th, 2020

Court convicts 6 in Bauchi over rape

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From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi

The Bauchi State Ministry of Justice has secured six convictions on rape cases with another 18 cases pending in courts.
The solicitor generaland permanent secretary ministry of justice, Aliyu Bin Idris (Esq) stated this in Bauchi at a capacity training for key stakeholders in the fight against sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) held at Hazibal Suites conference centre in Bauchi.
Giving a breakdown of the convictions, Bin Idris said, “the court of appeal had affirmed the judgement in the case of
Shamsuddeen Adamu A.k.a Duna v. State CA/J/76/C/2020 Convicted for Rape and Sentenced to Lifetime Imprisonment.
“Abbas Usman A.k.a Gero v. State CA/J/75/C/ 2020
Convicted for the offence of Rape and Sentenced to Life Imprisonment and Al-Amin Yunusa A.k.a Maka v. State CA/18/C/2020 Convicted for the Offence of Rape and also Sentenced to Life Imprisonment.
“Bin Idris said that the High court had also passed judgement on the following convicts:
“State v. Salisu Haruna BA/45/C/2018 Convicted for Attempted Rape and Act of gross Indecency
(2) State v. AbdulKarim Sani BA/51/C/2018 Attempted Rape and Act of Gross Indecency and State v. Shamsudeen Adamu & 2 Others BA/23/C/2018 Convicted for Rape, sentenced to lifetime imprisonments. “
He said that 18 rape cases are now pending/ on going in court and that 2 more will be forwarded to the ministry today, Monday 26th October, 2020 for legal advice.

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