An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday sentenced a 60-year-old man, Abdu, to death by stoning for defiling a 12-year-old girl.
He was convicted on a one-count charge of rape contrary to Section 126 of Kano State Shari’a Penal Code Law 2000.
The judge, Ibrahim Sarki-Yola, said the convict pleaded guilty to the charge.
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Abdu was consequently sentenced to death by stoning under Section 127 (b) of the Kano State Shari’a Code Law 2000.
The judge, however, gave him a 30-day grace within which to appeal the judgment.
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