70-yr-old who raped 8-yr-old girl because he ‘loved her’ sentenced to 30 yrs in prison

A 70-year-old man, Mohammed Sani Umar, who claimed he raped an 8-year-old girl in the Chanchaga area of Niger state because he loved her, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Mohammed raped his victim twice after luring her with N80. He allegedly told the victim not to tell anyone after he raped her.

He was arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court on Thursday, July 23. He admitted before the magistrate court that he raped the little girl twice because he loved her.

Delivering judgment on the case, Senior Magistrate Safuratu Abdulkareem of Magistrate Court III, Minna, found Umar guilty of the offense and sentenced him to 30 years in prison. She added that the jail term was in line with Section 18, Subsection 2 of the Child Right Act (2010) of Niger State.

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