A Minna Grade 1 Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday reserved judgment after a 32-year-old man, Ayuba Salihu, pleaded guilty for raping an eight-year-old girl.
The accused, whose address is unknown, was arraigned on a charge of rape.
The prosecutor for the State Child Rights Protection Agency, Abdullahi Mayaki, told the court that the incident occurred on August 31 near Gwari Market in Chanchaga Local Government Area.
Mayaki said the accused lured the unsuspecting primary school pupil with N100 into the market before assaulting her sexually.
He submitted further that the offence contravened Section 18, sub-section 2 of Niger State Child Rights Law and attracts life imprisonment.
Chief Magistrate Hassan Mohammed, who ceded to the submission of the prosecutor, convicted the accused as charged and also adjourned the case till September 12 for sentence.
He said the adjournment would also enable the prosecution to get the medical expenses incurred by the girl’s parents.