Man bags 10 -year jail term for raping friend’s wife

A Maiduguri High Court in Borno state, has sentenced one Baba Gana Mohammed of Damboa town, in Damboa local government area to ten years’ imprisonment for rape, in accordance with section 283 of the Penal Code.

A statement by the Registrar of the Court, Barrister Sanda said Justice Alkali Gana Wakil, who presided over the case, observed

that the crime of rape has assumed a universal dimension and therefore advised that people should be wary of associates and acquaintances.

The Judge described the convict as “poacher of married women”, adding that his act is reprehensible and callous.

Justice Wakil pointed out that the convict is a friend to the victim’s husband, and has acted as best friend and even kept them in his compound, but forcefully had carnal knowledge of the wife when he travelled.

The convict however confessed to committing the crime. (NAN)


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