death penalty

Justice Kabir Dabo of the Kaduna State High Court has sentenced one Usman Shehu Bashir, to death by hanging for raping a two-year-old girl to death.

While delivering judgement on Wednesday, the judge said the judgement of death by hanging was passed under section 221 of the penal code, Kaduna state law 1999 as amended.

 “The convict has confessionally confirmed the occurrence of the offence, as well, his written statements also confirmed. By these two confessional statements, the Court passed the judgement. On that fateful day, the convict took late Fatima to his room and for about 40 minutes, he raped her which led to her death….after the establishment of all the evidence of committing the crime.”  he said

The case started on March 23 2015 and lasted over a period of five years.

Justice Kabir Dabo said the convict has the right to appeal within 90 days of the judgement.

Father of late Fatima, Malam Zakariya Ya’u Dahiru said the judgement passed on Usman said he was happy his daughter finally got justice.



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