Saturday, March 31, 2012

3 policemen convicted for raping 16-year-old girl

The Kano State High Court on Monday(March 26th) convicted and sentenced three policemen for abduction, conspiracy and rape of a 16-year-old girl in 2011.

The policemen were former Insp. Dantalle Muhammed, who was convicted on three counts of abduction, conspiracy and rape and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in addition to a fine of N100,000 for rape.

He was also sentenced to eight years in prison for abduction with a fine of N50,000 and six years in prison with a fine of N50,000 for conspiracy.

The other convict, former Insp. Yusuf Ibrahim, was sentenced to 14 years with a fine of N200,000 for abduction, eight years and a fine of N100,000 for conspiracy and six years with a fine of N50,000 for rape.

The third convict, Mahmuda Muhammad, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for rape.

In her judgment, Justice Tani Yusuf expressed dismay over the action of the three former policemen of Kwalli Division, who conspired, abducted and raped the girl while they were on duty.

She said that it was inhuman for the police to have paraded the lady alongside three other suspects who ran away.

She ordered the police to trace and arrest them. (NAN)

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