Court In Jos Sentences 25 Year Old Farmer To Prison For Raping 8 Year Old
25 year old farmer, Wundetenan Juna has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for raping an eight year old girl.
Judge Yahaya Mohammer of the Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos North who gave the ruling on Tuesday did not grant the convict any option of fine.
The prosecutor, Mr O.S Ocho, had earlier told the court that the case was reported on Feb. 2, at the Mangu Divisional police headquarters and transferred to the State’s Criminal Investigative Department for further investigation.
According to him, the convict, a resident of Sabon Barki Gindiri, in Mangu, on the said date, lured the little girl, a resident of the same area, into an uncompleted building and raped her.
Ocho said that during medical investigation, some bruises were found on the private part of the victim.
The prosecutor added that the offence contravened section 285 of the Penal Code
Juna had pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of rape, and begged the court for leniency.
Mohammed said that the punishment would serve as a deterrent to others who might want to engage in similar acts.