By Uthman Siraja

A Senior Magistrate Court No.7 sitting in Minna has sentenced a 41 years old Hamisu Hassan to four years behind bars.

When the charge was read to him by the presiding senior Magistrate Hajiya Hadiza Hamza Imam, he admitted and pleaded guilty to the offence. He was found guilty of the offence which bothered on  act of gross indecency  and sexual abuse, an offence which is punishable under section 285 of the penal code law and section 19 (2) of the child right law of Niger State 2010.

According to the police prosecutor, inspector Aliyu Yakubu,  on July 17, 2020, one Abubakar Umaru of Rafin Gora area of Mashegu Local Government area of Niger State, reported at Mashegu Divisional Police Command, that “you Hamisu Hassan of the same address, lured his 9years old daughter (names withheld), to your bathroom and used your penis to rob her vagina.

During police investigation, you confessed to the commission of the offence. You are thereby suspected to have committed the above offence.”

The prosecutor then prayed the court to convict him through summary trial “having admitted and pleaded guilty to the charge read to him. My Lord, the court should invoke section 157 of the criminal procedure code (CPC), on him. That is my prayer your Worship”.

Hajiya Hadiza Hamza Imam, then sentenced him to four years imprisonment without an option fine, with hard labour; the sentence is to serve consecutively.