A High Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday sentenced a security guard, Ibrahim Sale, to six years in impresoment for sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl.
Sale, who resides at Darmanawa Quarters, Kano, was arraigned on three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, rape and act of gross indecency.
The presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba, held that the prosecution did not prove their case beyond reasonable doubt on allegation of rape.
“There was no evidence of penetration in the witnesses tendered before the court,” he said.
Na’abba, however, sentenced the convict to six years imprisonment starting from the first day of arrest for act of gross indecency.
Earlier, the prosecution Counsel, Barr Hafsat Kabir-Sanusi, had told the court that Sale committed the offence on July 24, 2017 at Darmanawa Quarters, Kano.
Kabir-Sanusi alleged that on the same date at about 4:00 p.m., Sale criminally conspired with one Sa’adu Ibrahim (a driver) and had sexual intercourse with the minor on different occasions.
He said that the first defendant (Ibrahim) who is the driver of the victim, raped her on different occasions whenever he brings her back from school.
The prosecutor told the court that Ibrahim became ill and was diagnosed of liver Cirrhosis, Hepatitis and died in prison in December 2019 at about 7:00 a.m., while awaiting trial.
According to the prosecutor the offence contravened sections 97, 283 and 284 of the Penal Code of Kano State 2014 as Amended.