A 61-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sodomising a 13-year-old boy at Auyakawa village in the Gwaram Local Government Area Jigawa State.
The man was jailed by a Jigawa State High Court No. 6 sitting in Birnin-Kudu.
The prosecution tendered five witnesses and three exhibits to prove his case.
Delivering his judgment, presiding judge, Justice (Dr.) Musa Ubale said the prosecution counsel proved his case beyond reasonable doubt.
He said the court found the convict guilty for the offence committed and is punishable under Section 3 (2) (4) of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law, No 2 Laws of Jigawa State, 2021.
He therefore sentenced him to life imprisonment.
Also, an Abeokuta Magistrates Court on Friday sentenced a teenager, Adeola Saheed, to six months imprisonment for attempting to rape a 35-year-old woman
The defendant, 19, who resides in the Brewery area of Abeokuta, was charged with conspiracy, indecent assault and attempt to rape.
The magistrate, Mrs O.O Odumosu, said that the prosecution has proven its case beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant was guilty as charged.
She sentenced Saheed to six months imprisonment for each of the three counts, with an option of N300,000 fine.
She however, said the jail term should run concurrently
Earlier during the trial, the prosecutor, ASP Olakunle Shonibare, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct.12, 2023 at about 12:30 pm, at Olomore Housing Estate in Abeokuta
Shonibare said that that the defendant conspired with one other now at large to commit the offence.
He explained that the defendant ran into the complainant’s compound with a plank and screw driver, pretending to be chasing a thief.
“When he got to the compound he saw the complainant washing clothes outside her house and asked if she saw any one that ran into her compound and if she was the only one in the compound.
“The complainant, on replying to the convict, said that she was the only one in the compound and that she did not see any thief run into her compound.
“When she picked up her phone and tried calling her husband, the convict attacked her.
“Immediately, the convict attacked her with the plank he was holding, held her neck, and tore her cloth, with an attempt to rape her, but fortunately the husband to the complainant came to her rescue,” he said.
The offence contravened sections 516, 360, and 359 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.