A 25-year-old farmer, Wundetenan Juna on Tuesday was sentenced to three years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl.
Juna was sentenced by an Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr O.S Ocho told the court that the case was reported on Feb. 2, at the Mangu Divisional police headquarters and transferred to the State’s Criminal Investigative Department for further investigation.
According to him, the convict, a resident of Sabon Barki Gindiri, in Mangu lured the little girl with N20 into an uncompleted building and raped her.
Ocho said that during a medical investigation, some bruises were found on the private part of the victim.
The prosecutor added that the offence contravened section 285 of the Penal Code.
The suspect pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of rape, and begged the court for leniency.
The presiding judge, Yahaya Mohammed, in his ruling sentenced Juna to three years imprisonment without any option of fine.
He said the punishment would serve as deterrent to others who might want to engage in similar acts.