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Man, 40, bags 2 years in jail for sodomy

A chief magistrate’s court in Kaduna, yesterday sentenced a 40-year-old civil servant, Ibrahim Lawal, to two years imprisonment for sodomy.

Lawal, who resides at Ungwan Fulani, Kaduna State, was convicted on a count charge of act of gross indecency.

The judge, Mrs Zainab Mohammed, however, gave him an option of N20,000 fine.

The convict, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was first arraigned on January 12, 2017 and was convicted after the prosecution presented five witnesses.

The prosecutor, Sunday Baba, had told the court that Sunusi Idris, of same address with the convict, reported the matter at the Hunkuyi Road Police Station on January 8, 2017.

Baba said on that same date, the convict lured the complainant’s 17-year-old son into his room and sodomised him, adding that the convict confessed to the crime.


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