A 70-year-old man, Mohammed Sani Umar, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, for raping an eight-year-old girl in the Chanchaga area of Niger State.
Mohammed raped the victim twice, after luring her with N80. He allegedly told the girl not to tell anyone after he raped her.
He admitted before a Chief Magistrate Court on Thursday, that he raped the minor twice because he loved her.
Delivering judgment, Senior Magistrate, Safuratu Abdulkareem, of Magistrate Court III, Minna, found Umar guilty of the offence, and sentenced him accordingly.
She noted that the jail term is in line with Section 18, Subsection 2 of the Child Right Act (2010) of Niger State.