One Umar Yakubu, a 25-year-old farmer, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, without an option of fine, for raping an eight-year-old girl.
Yakubu was charged for rape under section 282 of the Penal Code.
The incident happened at Dingare Village in Kaugama Local Government area of the state.
The presiding judge, Justice Ubale Ahmed, convicted the accused based on evidences and his submissions before the court.
The judge said the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he was guilty as charged.
Ahmed added that the court passed the verdict to serve as deterrent to others, and to check the spate of rape and other forms of abuses against children in the society.
The judge called on parents to be vigilant and monitor their wards to protect them from abuses. (NAN)