Man jailed two years with option of fine for raping 10-year-old

An Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada on Wednesday sentenced a 40-year-old driver, Mansir Mohammed, to two years imprisonment and 12 strokes of cane for raping a 10-year-old boy.

The judge, Alhassan Kusherki, ordered that the convict be flogged at a designated public place and the people around made to know why he was being flogged.

Mr. Kusherki handed down the sentence after the convict pleaded guilty to unlawfully having sexual knowledge with a minor.

“Base on his plea which he said it is true; I hereby convict him on same offence.

“Such acts ought not to be prevalent in the society. You are supposed to be among God fearing people.

“This punishment will make him have a rethink and it will serve as deterrent to others.

“You are hereby sentenced to two years imprisonment or you pay a fine of N50, 000,” he said.

The judge also said thatN5,250 be paid to the victim as medical expenses.

The prosecuting counsel, Abdullah Tanko, had earlier said that the convict of Angwan Dodo in Gwagwalada had on February 14 had sexual intercourse with the 10-year-old boy through the anus.

Mr. Tanko said that the convict repeatedly carried out the crime five times.

He further explained that the minor was taken to the Rosa Haske hospital for treatment where N5, 250 was spent on his treatment; and the matter was reported to the Police by Adamu Ali on February 18.



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  • Fadama

    Some of the judgments your hear make you wonder the kinds of training our so called Judges received. This laughable judgment must be appealed. Shame on the Judge.

  • serubawon70

    Is it that Nigerian law does not recognise the severity of this type of offence? Or the Judges are just doing their own thing. t#This scallywag would have got up to 40 yrs in the slammer were he to have done it in the USA

  • sammyctu ode

    Apparently this useless illiterate judge doesn’t understand the meaning of rape. Didn’t the NA passed a law which stipulates sentencing for this sort of crime? How come this judge can’t follow that guideline? To me this judge is also a rapist of boys and minor girls which was why he didn’t consider it a serious crime.

  • Impulse400

    This Judgement seems too light considering past judgements on similar crimes committed on female minors.

    The Rapist gets 50 strokes.
    The clinic gets N5250.
    The court gets N50,000.
    The little boy gets to memorize the anal pain for the rest of his life.

    Something is wrong here.