Makasusi Sunusi, a primary school teacher has been sentenced to life in jail for raping a five-year-old girl.
Sunusi was found guilty of defiling the girl by a High Court in Kazaure, Jigawa State’s Kazaure Local Government Area.
After finding Sunusi guilty of seducing and raping the minor, Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu handed down the verdict (names withheld). The offense was found to be in violation of the Jigawa State Penal Code Section 3 Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014, according to the female judge.
The prosecution called five witnesses, including the victim, and presented a medical report throughout the trial, while the defendant spoke in his own defense. As a result, Justice Aliyu ruled that “the prosecution had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt and sentenced the defendant to life imprisonment for rape as specified by Section 3 of the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.”