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Court Orders Rapists To Pay N7,000 As Fine   



An upper Shari’ah court sitting in Tudun Wada, in Zaria has sentence three rapists to one-year imprisonment but with an option of N7,000 fine.

The suspected rapists are; Hassan Suleiman, Ibrahim Usman and Adamu Audu, who were said to have lured their secondary school victims while on their way to school.

Naija New understands that the presiding judge of the court, Malam Iliyasu Muhammad Umar, ruled that the three suspects who were earlier arraigned before him will serve a one-year jail term or pay N7,000 fine with 20 strokes of cane to correct their actions

Prosecutor Yahaya had told the court that the offence committed by the suspects contravenes sections 222 and 117 of the Penal Code.

Yahaya had disclosed that while Hassan Suleiman and Ibrahim Usman attacked their 9-year-old girl and rape her, Adamu Audu’s victim is a 10-year-old girl.

The girls are both attending an LEA Primary School in the Tudun Jukun area of Zaria.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hafsat Mohammed Baba, has been informed about the case as she said that her ministry would follow up the case to ensure justice is served, adding that the verdict would only encourage rapists.