A Magistrate’s Court in Minna has sentenced a 31-year-old labourer, Ndagi Mohammed, to three years in prison for impregnating a 12-year-old pupil.
The accused was arraigned in court on one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Alfred Auta, told the court that one Ahmed Zakariya of Okada Road, Minna, reported the matter at GRA Police Station on June 22.
He said that the complainant alleged that on June 20, he discovered that his younger sister was pregnant.
Auta also said that the accused impregnated the girl, a primary school pupil, after having sexual intercourse with her three times in his house.
The police said the alleged offence contravened Section 18 of the Niger State Child Rights Act, 2010.
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency.
The prosecutor thereafter urged the court to try him summarily in line with Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
In her judgement, Magistrate Amina Musa sentenced Mohammed to three years imprisonment without option of fine.