Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Suleiman Baba Namallam has sentenced one Usman Usman, 50, of Hotoro Walawai in Nassarawa LGA to 14 years imprisonment without option of fine for commiting rape against a minor
Justice Namallam, also ordered that the convict to compensate the victim with the sum of N200,000 in addition with the sum of N100,000 compulsory fine.
Usman, was first arraigned in court, sometimes in April 2016, for the offence of rape against 13 year old girl, (name withheld).
The offence is contrary to section 283 of penal code.
He pleaded not guilty ealier when he was arraigned.
To prove his case, the Kano State Counsel, Barrister Wada Ahmad Wada, (Principal State Counsel) called 4 witnesses, who testified against the convict and similarly, tendered 3 exhibits.
While on the other side, Usman, entered his defense and closed without calling any other witness.
In its judgement, the court, upheld that the Prosecution have led a credible evidence which linked convict with the offence as charge
Justice Suleiman Namallam, further said that the Prosecution have proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and found the defendant guilty of the offence of rape as charge.