Jigawa High Court Convicts 65 Years Old For Sodomy

Written by Yusuf Zubairu

Cov/USMAN MZ, Jigawa

Jigawa State High Court No 6 sitting at Birnin Kudu local government area presided over by Justice Musa Ubale has convicted one Sabiu Suleiman, 65 years old for the offence of Sodomy committed against a 15 year old boy at Kiyawa town of Kiyawa Local government. 

The Judge held that the prosecution witnesses led by the counsel had substantiated the offence against the convict and the court, therefore, found him guilty and convicted him to life imprisonment under Section 284 of the Penal Code (Miscellaneous Amendments) Law No. 9, 2014, after having heard the evidence of 4 prosecution witnesses and 3 defence witnesses. 

In a press statement by the Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Justice Zainab Baba Santali declared that the judge has hoped that the punishment will serve as deterrence to offenders.

It says that the Court of Appeal Kano Division has on the 18th June, delivered judgment in the case of Samaila Bello vs State Appeal, where the Court affirmed  life  Sentence on one Sama’ila Bello for the offence of Criminal Conspiracy and armed robbery. 

The statement adds that the court presided over by Justice Hussein A. Mukhtar, has dismissed the appeal of the appellant and affirm the judgment of the High Court of Jigawa State which convicted and sentenced the appellant to life imprisonment for contravening the provision of section 97 and 298 of the penal code laws of Jigawa State.