Crime and Security

Soldier gets five years jail sentence for defiling 13 year-old-girl

Soldier gets five years jail sentence for defiling 13 year-old-girl

A soldier who raped a 13year old girl has been has been dismissed from the army and sentenced to five years in jail by the Seven Division of General Court Martial of Operation Lafiya Dole.

 The convict, Aliyu Yakubu reportedly committed the offence on July 1, 2018 while serving in 202 Battalion in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

He was accused of having carnal knowledge of the 13-year-old girl in an uncompleted building after forcefully hitting her head against the wall until she lost consciousness.

The corporal was sentenced after two years of investigation and trial after he was found guilty of both charges based on the evidence presented before the court.

The judgement will still undergo confirmation by the authorities as the military high command will still have to confirm and uphold the judgement.

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