Bizman bags 1 year im­pris­on­ment for at­tempt to de­file 4-year-old girl

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

A Grade 1 Area Court in Karshi, Abuja, has sen­tenced one God­win Aboyi, 28, a busi­ness­man, to one-year im­pris­on­ment for at­tempt­ing to rape a 4-year-old girl.

The con­vict was charged with one count charge of at­tempt to com­mit an of­fence of rape, which con­tra­vened the pro­vi­sions of Sec­tion 95 of the Pe­nal Code.

The con­vict ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence and begged the court for le­niency.

The judge, Mr. Aliyu Ibrahim, how­ever, gave the con­vict N50,000 op­tion of fine.

The Pros­e­cu­tor, Mr Mah­mud Is­mai’la, had told the court that the mother of the vic­tim, Anna Joseph, re­ported the mat­ter at Jik­woyi Po­lice Sta­tion, on Aug. 14.

He said that on the said date, the com­plainant left her daugh­ter in the room and went be­hind the house.

Ac­cord­ing to Is­mai’la, “while the girl was fast asleep, the de­fen­dant who is a neigh­bour went inside the house and at­tempted to abuse the lit­tle girl sex­u­ally be­fore the com­plainant caught him and raised an alarm.

The pros­e­cu­tor told the court that med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions from a gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tal re­vealed that the girl was in­de­cently as­saulted. (NAN)

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