From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A Kaduna State High Court sitting at Dogarawa Sabon Gari Zaria has sentenced one Usman Shehu Bashir of Dogarawa area to death by hanging for raping 2 years old baby to death.
While delivering judgment on Wednesday, Justice Kabir Dabo said 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.
The case began on the 23 March 2015 and lasted for five years,
“ On that fateful day, 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.”
After passing 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.
Father of late Fatima, Malam Zakariya Ya’u Dahiru said the judgment passed on Usman has justified what he did to his daughter.