A Plateau Polytechnic student, Musa Nyam will practically take his bag and baggages out of the school in the next 48 months and be behind bars due to his conviction for raping a girl at a birthday party.
A Jos Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama gave the final judgment on Friday after Nyam pleaded guilty to the charge of rape.
Nyam had invited a 23-year-old girl to his house for a birthday bash before he sexually assaulted her, the prosecution said.
The Judge, Mr Yahaya Mohammed, rejected the convict’s plea for mercy and shut four years imprisonment on him without an option of fine.
“The sentence will serve as a deterrent to others,” he said, citing Section 157 of the Criminal Code as the punishment section.
Earlier, Police Prosecutor Ibrahim Gokwat told the court that on Oct. 18, the rape victim (name withheld) reported the incident at Nassarawa-Gwom Police Station and the case was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department.
Ibrahim said the accused invited the girl to his house for a birthday party and had carnal knowledge of her without her consent.
The offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code.
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