Judiciary

Man Bags 14 Years Imprisonment for Sodomizing 12-year-old boy in Bauchi

By Idris Ayinde

Justice Mu’azu Abubakar of the Bauchi State High Court 5 has sentenced a 39 year-old Sa’idu Mohammed to 14 years imprisonment for sodomizing a 12 year-old boy, name withheld.

 

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Mr SM Toro told the court that the suspect had on June 16, 2022 lured the victim to a river along Yelwa community and forcefully had homosexual intercourse with him.

According to him, Mohammed had committed an offense contrary to Section 10 and punishable under section 11 of the anti-Kidnapping, theft of cattle and Rape Special Provision Laws of Bauchi State B.S.L.N. No. 8 of 2007.

 

He said that the offense als contravened Section 13 of the Anti-Kidnapping, Theft of Cattle and Rape Special Provision Laws of Bauchi State B.S.L.N. No. 8 of 2007 and triable by the Honorable court.

Shortly before delivering the judgment, Mohammed pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy.

Delivering his verdict, Justice Abubakar said, “I hereby sentence you to 14 years imprisonment starting from the day of your arrest with an option fine of N100,000”.

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