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Primary school teacher bags life jail for defiling 5-yr-old pupil

The Jigawa State High Court, sitting in Kazaure, on Wednesday, sentenced a primary school teacher, identified as Makasusi Sunusi, to life imprisonment for defiling a five-year-old pupil.

It was gathered that Sunusi, who was the victim’s teacher, lured the pupil and raped her in the school at Kazaure town on 4th February 2021.

He said the suspect was arrested and charged to court for the offence of rape punishable under the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.

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The prosecution presented five witnesses and tendered a medical report to prove its case.

Presiding Judge, Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu, said the Prosecution counsel had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and therefore found the accused guilty of the offense.

The judge, therefore, sentenced the Defendant to life imprisonment for the offence of rape as prescribed by Section 3 of the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.