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NEWS UPDATE: Court sentences man to life imprisonment for defiling six-year-old sister in-law

NEWS UPDATE: Court sentences man to life imprisonment for defiling six-year-old sister in-law

The Jigawa High Tribunal sitting in Birnin Kudu Local Regime Area has on Monday sentenced Idris Munkaila (Dan Asabe) to life imprisonment for defiling his sis in-law and infecting her with HIV/AIDs in Gwaram Local Regime Area.

The accused was arraigned before the judicature on 26th of June 2017 for allegedly luring a six-year-old young woman and having sexual intercourse with her at Sara Town.

Presiding justice, Justice Musa Ubale said the offence is opposite to Subdivision 283 of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa Province.

In proof of the instance, the prosecution counsel presented 5 witnesses, and tendered 2 exhibits and the accused testified for himself.

“It was the female parent to the victim that observed a whitish discharge coming from the private division of the victim and Upon enquiry the victim told her female parent that it was the accused who had sexual intercourse with her.

“The accused previously had additional marital affair with the sis of the victim when she was in relation to to acquire married to her suitor and during pre-marital HIV examine, she was discovered to be HIV positive.

“The sis of the victim informed her parents that it was the accused who infected her with the HIV. The union was cancelled and the sis of the victim was married to the accused based on organisation by their families,” the prosecution said.

Ubale found that the prosecution had proved its instance beyond fair dubiousness, thereby convicted the accused and sentenced him to life imprisonment as if under the Jigawa Province Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.





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