Jigawa State High Court No. 3, sitting in Dutse, on Tuesday, convicted and sentenced a 22-year-old Sagiru Muhammad, of Sakwaya Village, Dutse LGA, Jigawa State, to ten (10) years imprisonment for the offence of rape.
The prosecution counsel said the convict was earlier arraigned before the High Court on a lone count charge of rape.
He was alleged to have lured a girl on the pretext of buying ‘tofu’ or ‘bean cake’ (awara) during which he had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
The offence, which took place on the 16th day of September, 2021, is contrary to Section 282 (1) (e) of the Penal Code, Cap. P3, Laws of Jigawa State, 2012 (as amended).