A Kaduna State High Court, sitting at Dogarawa Sabon Gari Zaria has convicted one Usman Shehu Bashir from Dogarawa area of Zaria to death by hanging, for raping a baby of 2 years and 9-month-old to death.
The convict has verbally confirmed the occurrence of the offence, and as well on his written statements. The judge said. That by these two confessional statements, the Court passed the judgment
Justice Kabir Dabo while delivering the judgment on Wednesday, said that the judgment passed was under section 221 of the penal code, Kaduna state law 1999 as amended. The case lasted for five years with the initial commencement on the 23rd of March, 2015.
The convict was said to have taken late Fatima to his room, for over 40 minutes, and raped her, which caused her death, upon establishment of all the evidence of committing the crime. Justice Kabir Dabo said, after passing the judgment that the convict has within 90 days to appeal the judgment.
Malam Zakariya Ya’u Dahiru the father of late Fatima, said that Usman deserves the judgment passed on him, has justified what he did to his daughter. The State Counsel Barrister Jummai Dan Azimi in her reaction, said the case has gotten the justice that it deserved from the court.