The Bauchi State High Court 9 presided over by Justice Yelim S. Bogoro has senteced a 40-year-old man, Ibrahim Idris, to death by hanging for killing a six-year-old girl after he failed in his attempt to rape her.
Idris was dragged to court by the State Director of Public Prosecutions, Barrister Dawud Yakubu, who charged him with culpable homicide contrary to section 221.
Dawud told the court that on 14/9/12 the accused called the deceased six-year-old Asiya Mohammed in to his room, with the intention to rape her, when she refused he used his knife and cut her head , and put the head in to a polybag and throw it at water channel.
He said the body of the deceased was recovered and taken to General Hospital Darazo for postmortem, before later it was handed over to her parents for burial.
He called five witness and presented the axe and knife that he used to cut her head at exhibit and the witnessed testified that he made a confessional statement.
In her judgement the Justice Bogoro said the confessional statement of the accused was direct and held that the prosecution has proved his case and sentenced the accused to death by hanging.
She said “ I here by sentenced you to death to be hanged by the neck till you die “ and added that he has the right to appeal within 30 days.