Man Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Defiling 6-year-old Sister in-law And Infecting Her With HIV

 
On Monday, a Jigawa High Court sitting in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area sentenced a man named Idris Munkaila (Dan Asabe) to life in jail for Defiling his sister-in-law and infected her with HIV/AIDS.

On the 26th of June 2017, the defendant was arraigned in court for allegedly enticing a six-year-old girl to Sara Town and having s3xual intercourse with her. 

The offence is in violation of Section 283 of the Jigawa State Penal Code, according to the presiding court, Justice Musa Ubale.

The prosecution presented five witnesses and two exhibits in support of their case, and the defendant testified for himself.
 
"It was the mother to the victim that observed a whitish discharge coming from the private part of the victim and Upon enquiry the victim told her mother that it was the defendant who had sexual intercourse with her. 

"The defendant previously had extra marital affair with the sister of the victim when she was about to get married to her suitor and during pre-marital HIV test, she was discovered to be HIV positive. 

"The victim's sister informed her parents that the defendant was the one who infected her with HIV." 

"The marriage was annulled, and the victim's sister was married to the defendant as a result of a family arrangement, according to the prosecution."

According to the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014, Ubale decided that the prosecution had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and thus convicted the defendant and sentenced him to life in prison.





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