For raping an eight year old girl, a Federal High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced a 31 year-old man, Salisu Abdullahi to 14 years imprisonment without an option of fine.
The presiding judge, Justice J K. Omotosho said the court is convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the accused perpetrated the ungodly act.
He however dismissed the evidence tendered by the accused as he made frantic efforts to squash the allegation levied against him before the court.
National Agency for the Prohibition in Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP had arraigned him on a one count charge, claiming that the his action contravenes the provision of section 16 of NAPTIP Enforcement and Administration Act.
While delivering his final verdict on Wednesday, Justice J.K Omotsho decried the unrepentant attitude of Salisu, while the trial lasted.
He however ordered him to serve 14 years jail term without an option of fine and pay a total sum of N2 million.