Usman Shehu Bashir, has been sentenced to death by hanging for raping a 2-year-old girl to death five years ago.
The convict received his sentence at a Kaduna State High Court sitting at Dogarawa Sabon Gari Zaria, and has the right to appeal within 90 days of the judgement.
The sentence was delivered yesterday by Justice Kabir Dabo, who said the judgement was passed under section 221 of the penal code, Kaduna state law 1999 as amended. The judge said;
“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.”
The State Counsel Barrister Jummai Dan Azimi while reacting to the judgement said the Court has done justice to the case.
Reacting to the judgment, the victim”s father, Malam Zakariya Ya’u Dahiru, expressed happiness as justice has been served in his favour, stating that the judgement passed on Usman has justified what he did to his daughter.