Man jailed for one month for raping boy to death to be re-arraigned

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The Niger State Government has ordered the re-arraignment of a man sentenced to one-month imprisonment for abduction and rape of a nine-year-old boy, who eventually died.

The convict, Nuhu Musa, 37, was sentenced to one-month imprisonment with an option of N30, 000 fine by a Kontagora Magistrates’ Court for kidnap and rape of a minor.

The incident occurred in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger.

Mr. Musa’s jail term ended on Tuesday.

The public relations officer of the Niger Police Command, Bala Elkana, said on Tuesday in Minna that further investigations would be carried out on the case, and that Mr. Musa would be charged with murder, rape and kidnap.

Mr. Elkana said Mr. Musa’s sentence was not commensurate with his offences, adding that the child eventually died from injuries sustained from the rape.

Meanwhile, Mariam Kolo, Director-General of the Niger State Child Rights Protection Agency, said the child was abducted alongside four other boys.

She said Mr. Musa had sex with the deceased and injured him severely.

Mrs. Kolo said the child was consequently taken to a hospital and operated upon but died the following day.

She said Mr. Musa was arrested, charged to court and given a sentence of one-month imprisonment on a two-count charge.

She said Mr. Musa was sentenced to one month imprisonment on each of the counts of rape and abduction with an option of fine of N30,000.

The director-general said the agency had recommended Mr. Musa’s re-arrest and re-arraignment.

She said the state government had given the mother of the child a grinding machine and some money to start a business to comfort her. (NAN)


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  • serubawon70

    As promiscuous as the white people are this crime still carries a very lenghty term, death sentence or life term in their courts. The magistrate who handled this case must be investigated. Or do our laws actually allow this to happen?

  • Frank Bassey

    Our Northern Muslim brothers, why are you people full of evil?

  • evidence

    The governor gave the mother a grinding machine to comfort her?!
    Unbelievable…..

    • Dejandon

      What else do you want the govt to do? Put her on salary? I guess you are from Niger Delta where you expect govt to be fully responsible for your living. What govt can do is ensure the evil guy gets a judgement commensurate to the offence. It is not the govt business to financially support a victim, and they only do so on humanitarian level.

      • evidence

        You must be a paedophile like your demonic brother and governor to even defend what the governor did.
        What is grinding machine? How about seeking justice for the woman?
        If your brain cells were working, you would know that you parasites from the north are the ones leeching off others, you have even carried your almajiri begging lifestyle to international level because you leeches are lazy and bring nothing to the table except your parasitic and bloodthirsty fangs.
        Bloodthirsty paedophiliac demons.

      • Gbola

        You’re an animal — inhumane.

    • Gbola

      Un-be-liev-able

  • Yemi

    Disgusting sickening people in the north. The magistrate should be hung, drawn and quartered.

    • GusO

      Don’t blame the judge; blame the prosecution. He was charged only with two counts of rape and abduction. He was never charged with murder. But even with the count of rape he should at least have gotten 10 years imprisonment.

  • Otile

    Imam Abu Shekau should take over all the sharia states and govern them properly that way they can get some discipline. This ugly rape is irreligious, un-Islamic, and ungodly. The people under Imam Shekau are purer than these unislamic Muslims under Imam Buhari. When you watch the latest video Imam Shekau posted 2 days ago you see how he was berating Buhari and his group for misleading Muslims. Under Shekau this kind of ugly rape is impossible, his citizens have the fear of Allah.

  • Angry Niaja

    She said the state government had given the mother of the child a grinding machine and some money to start a business to comfort her. (NAN) The Juge, state governor etc need to be locked up and the keys thrown away. One month inprisonment for rape. I guess they all practice these heinous act of rape themselves hence the leniency of the convict.

  • Mr Integrity

    This man need to be hanged… Period. Cos even life imprisonment will be too lenient for him.

  • wazobia decomposition !!!!!!

    i wonder how much the judge collected for this one ……………judiciary,the biggest supermarket chain in nigeria ……….