Man who raped a 2-year-old to death in Kaduna has been sentenced by a High court to death by hanging.
The man identified as Usman Shehu Bashir was sentenced by Justice Kabir Dabo of the Kaduna State High Court to death by hanging for raping a two-year-old girl to death in a case that started March 23, 2015.
On Wednesday June 3, during the ruling, Justice Dabo said Bashir had taken little Fatima to his room and for about 40 minutes, raped her which led to her death.
The judge said the judgement of death by hanging was passed under section 221 of the penal code, Kaduna state law 1999 as amended. He also had no right to appeal the judgement within the next 90 days.
“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 victim’s father Malam Zakariya Ya’u Dahiru says he is pleased his daughter finally got justice.