An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, Jos on Monday sentenced a farmer, Auwal Audu, to two years imprisonment for raping a four-year-old girl.
The 20-year-old farmer was sentenced by the Judge, Yahaya Mohammed, after he pleaded guilty to the charge.
Mohammed, in a ruling, rejected the convict’s plea for mercy and slammed two years imprisonment on him without an option of fine.
“The sentence will serve as a deterrent to others,” the judge ruled.
Audu was convicted under Section 157 of the Criminal Code by the judge.
Earlier, the prosecutor Insp. Ibrahim Gukat told the court that the incident was reported to Angwan Rogo Police Station by one Nasiru Mohammed of Naraguta village on Dec. 19, 2017.
Gukat said that the convict, who also resides at Naraguta village, committed the offence on the same date at about 7. p.m.
He said that the convict had carnal knowledge of his four-year-old daughter beside his house.
Gukat said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code of Northern Nigeria.(NAN)