The Seven Division of General Court Martial of Operation Lafiya Dole has dismissed and sentenced a corporal to five years imprisonment, for assaulting and defiling a 13-year-old girl.
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The soldier, Aliyu Yakubu, was said to have committed the offence on July 1, 2018, while serving in 202 Battalion in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
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He was accused of having carnal knowledge of the teenager in an uncompleted building, after forcefully hitting her head against the wall until she lost consciousness.
The corporal, who was sentenced on Wednesday after two years of investigation and trial, was found guilty of both charges based on the evidence presented before the court.
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The judgment is, however, subject to confirmation by a confirming authority, as the military high command will still have to uphold the judgment.