A Shariah Court sitting at Noman land in the Kano metropolis Wednesday sentenced a 63-year-old man to death by stoning, for raping a 13-year-old girl and infecting her with HIV.

The accused, Ubale Sa’idu Dotsa of Dotsa town, Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state, was accused for luring and defiling the teenage girl last month, and infecting with HIV.

The convict said the teenager paid him unnecessary visits at his shop on several occasions in the night. He said he was uncomfortable with the visits and that a at point, he forced her to leave his shop because he feared something wrong would happened between them until the devil tempted him to have sexual intercourse with her.

The convict further revealed that he was not aware of his HIV status; otherwise, he would not have had anything to do with the teenager.

After the court registrar, Uba Alasan Rimi, read the charges to the accused, he instantly pleaded guilty and expressed regret for his action.

The presiding magistrate, Faruk Ahmad, then sentenced the defendant to death by stoning for committing adultery, since he is a married man.

In Shariah law, a married person is stoned to death if convicted for adultery. The magistrate then assigned the registrar to write a letter to the state Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, for recommendation.

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