The Jigawa State High Court No. 3, sitting in Dutse presided over by Justice Muhammad Abubakar Sambo has convicted and sentenced the first defendant Isah Haruna, (m) 30 years, of Gwaram Sabuwa, to life imprisonment for the offense of Sodomy.
The convict was earlier arraigned before the court on the 2nd May 2023, on a charge of Rape contrary to Section 3 of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law 2021 of Jigawa State. The facts of the case were that on 10th June 2022, the convict lured a 14-year boy to a Shopping Plaza at Gwaram Sabuwa, of Gwaram Local Government, where he had anal intercourse with him against the order of nature.
The prosecution counsel Sunusi Sani, Esq in an effort to prove the case called five witnesses and tendered exhibits against the defendant, while the defendant testified in his own defence and tendered no exhibits.
The presiding Judge Hon. Justice Sambo delivered that the prosecution had proved all the ingredients of the offense of sodomy against the defendant, thereby convicting and sentencing Isa Haruna to life imprisonment.
In another verdict, the High Court No. 6, sitting at Birnin Kudu presided over by His Lordship Justice Musa Ubale, on Wednesday the 29th November 2023, convicted and sentenced one Ibrahim Sani, (m), 25 years, of Kiyako Village, Birnin Kudu Local government, to life imprisonment for the offense of Sodomy.
The convict was earlier arraigned before the High Court on six counts charges of Sodomy. He was alleged to have sodomized six (6) boys aged between 11 to 16 years, by having unlawful anal intercourse with them against the order of nature. The offence was contrary to Section 284 (1) of the Penal Code (Miscellaneous Amendments) Law No. 09, 2014.
The prosecution Yahaya Abdullahi, Esq, in proving the case against the defendant, called seven witnesses, tendered four exhibits, and finally closed his case while the defendant testified in his defense.
Justice Musa Ubale while delivering the judgment, held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt, sentenced and convicted Ibrahim Sani to life imprisonment.