Rape: Court sentences 60 year old to death by stoning

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An upper Shari’a court sitting in Kano at Kofar Kudu under Ibrahim Sarki Yola has sentenced one Mati Abdu to death by stoning for raping a 12-year-old girl.

Mati Abdu who is from Farsa village of Tsanyawa local government area of the state has pleaded guilty of the offense as charged. He admitted to having raped the girl under a tree in Farsa village.

Solacebase reports that the rapist, Mati Abdu is aged 60.

He was arrested in 2019 by the police after the alleged rape of the 12-year-old girl at Farsa village.

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However, after listening to witnesses testimony before it, the court sentenced him to death by stoning under section 127 (b) till he stopped breathing.

The prosecuting Counsel Barrister Badariyya Bala expressed satisfaction to the judgement.


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