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Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Raping 2-Years-Old Girl To Death In Kaduna

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Man who raped a 2-year-old in Kaduna to death has been sentenced to death by hanging by a High Court.

Justice Kabir Dabo of the Kaduna State High Court sentenced the man identified as Usman Shehu Bashir to death by hanging for raping a two-year – old girl to death in a case that began on 23 March 2015.

During the ruling on Wednesday June 3, Justice Dabo said Bashir had taken little Fatima to his room and raped her for about 40 minutes leading to her death.

The judge said the death by hanging judgment was passed under section 221 of the penal code, as amended, Kaduna state law 1999. He also had no option to get the judgment challenged over 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.

Malam Zakariya Ya’u Dahiru father of the victim says he is pleased that his daughter finally got justice.

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