An Upper Area Court sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital has sentenced a 31–year-old security man, Joseph Vongjen, to four years in prison, for raping a 13-year-old girl.
The presiding judge, Yahaya Mohammed, sentenced Vongjen on Friday, after he pleaded guilty to the crime and begged for mercy.
“You will spend four years in prison for this callous act; there is no option of fine,” Mohammed stated.
He said that the judgment would serve as a deterrent to others.
The prosecutor, Mr. O. Edwin, told the court that Vongjen that a resident of Lamingo, in Jos, lured his victim with N500 and forcefully raped her in his room, on Sept. 20.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 183 of the penal code.