A Magistrates Court sitting in Minna, Niger State, has sentenced a 40-year-old man identified as Sani Muhammadu of Unguwan-Sarkin Ruwa Bangi area of Katcha in Katcha LGA to seven years imprisonment for defiling a two-year-old girl.
Fatima Kabir, the Magistrate, handed the sentence without the option of a fine after finding the suspect guilty of the offence.
Inspector Aliyu Yakubu, the prosecutor, had earlier told the court that one Zakari S. Ruwa reported at the Katcha Police Station on 28 January 2021, at about 4 pm, that at about 3 pm on the same day, the defendant lured his two-year-old daughter into his room and had sexual intercourse with her.
Yakubu noted that the defendant confessed to the crime during police interrogation. The offence was contrary to Section 18 (2) of the Child Rights Law of Niger State, 2010.