A 24-year-old man, Tashiu Aminu Lulu, has been jailed for five years for criminal charm, assault, force and gross indecency on an 18-year-old girl, Halirat Ismaila.
Lulu was jailed by a Kaiama Magistrate Court in Kwara North Senatorial District in Kwara State.
The judgment was delivered by Magistrate Abubakar Ahmed Boro.
It was gathered that the convict raped his victim at about 16.25 hours on September 20, 2023.
Lulu was arrested in Woro Community of Kaiama LGA of the state by the personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Kaiama Division based on a complaint from one Halirat Ismaila who accused the suspect of criminal charm, assault and gross indecency.
According to Halirat, “The suspect called her on phone to come over to his house, she allegedly left her house unconsciously and on getting to the suspect’s house, he ordered her to pull off her clothes which she did unconsciously too.
“The suspect thereafter took a razor blade and cut some hair from her head, armpit, and private part. He commanded her to do some incantations with a calabash in her hands and thereafter had sex with her.
“She alleged that since then, she has been having terrible dreams.”
The state Commandant Umar J.G Mohammed, while condemning the act, ordered a thorough investigation into the matter and in the cause of interrogations, the suspect confessed to the crimes.
The matter was immediately handled at the Kaima division of the Command.
The suspect was prosecuted for Criminal Charm (217), Criminal Assault and Force (268) and Gross Indecency (285) of the Penal Code respectively.
The suspect pleaded guilty and was handed a 5-year imprisonment at Okekura correctional service, Ilorin, the state capital while his charm was publicly destroyed and burnt at the court premises.