A Jos Upper Area Court at Kasuwan Nama, Plateau State, has sentenced a 35-year-old businessman, Hamza Abubakar, to three years for defiling his nine-year-old daughter.
The judge, Mr. Yahaya Mohammed, convicted Abubakar, as he pleaded guilty to the three-count charge levelled against him.
Mohammed, who sentenced Abubakar without an option of fine, said the offence contravened Section 157 of Plateau Criminal Procedure Law.
He said the sentence would act as a deterrent to others.
The prosecutor, Mr. E. Edwin, told the court that the case was transferred from Bukuru Police “B” Division to the State Criminal Investigative Department.
He said the convict lured his nine-year-old daughter into his second wife’s room and had carnal knowledge of her.
Edwin said the convict threatened to kill his daughter if she told others.
The prosecutor said the offences of incest, rape and criminal intimidation contravened sections 390, 283 and 397 of the Penal Code Laws of Northern Nigeria.
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