Primary school Teacher Sentenced To Life In Prison For Defiling A 5-Year-Old child

Mr. Makasusi Sunusi, a primary school teacher, was sentenced to life in prison by a Jigawa High Court in Kazaure for defiling a 5-year-old pupil.

On Monday, November 29, Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu, who ruled over the case, found Sunusi guilty of seducing and raping the victim (names withheld), who is a student at his school.

The incident occurred on February 4, 2021, in violation of the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.

The defendant was accused of luring the girl and raping her in the Kazaure local school where he worked as a teacher. He was subsequently arrested and charged with rape in court.

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According to a Ministry of Justice release, the prosecution called five witnesses, including the victim, and presented a medical report, while the defendant testified in his defense.

Justice Aliyu ruled that the prosecution had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt and sentenced the defendant to life in prison for rape in accordance with Section 3 of the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.