A 70-year-old man, Mati Audu, is going to be stoned until he die for raping an under-age girl, according to ruling by a Shari’a in Kano State
The Upper Shari’a court sitting at Kofar Kudu in Kano state gave the ruling on Wednesday, after Audu, was found guilty of defiling a 12-year-old girl.
Audi, a resident of Falsa, Tsanyawa local government, during his trial, confessed to committing the crime and accepted his punishment of death by stoning.
In his ruling, the presiding judge, Abdullahi Sani Sarki Yola, however, said that Islamic teachings gave Audu the chance at three different court sittings to reverse his confession in order to save him from the punishment.
The convict then disclosed that he defiled the minor and was willing to accept his punishment of death by stoning.
It would be recalled that few days ago, a 22- year old man and singer was equally sentenced to death by an Upper Sharia Court in the state for an act of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammed.