A man in Kaduna, Usman Shehu Bashir has been sentenced to death for raping a two year old baby, Fatima in his room, which led to her death.

The rapist was sentenced to death by a Kaduna State High Court which ruled he should be put to death by hanging. The offence happened in 2015.

Ruling on the matter, Justice Kabir Dabo said the judgment of death by hanging was passed under section 221 of the penal code, Kaduna State law 1999 as amended.

“The convict has confessionally confirmed the occurrence of the offence, as well, his written statements also confirmed. By these two confessional statements, the court passed the judgment. On that fateful day, the convict took late Fatima to his room and for about 40 minutes, he raped her which led to her death, after the establishment of all the evidence of committing the crime,” he stated.

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