A 45-year-old man, Malam Nura Ahmed Jigawa Tsada was last week apprehended by members of the public and handed over to the Police last for committing sodomy with a 10-year-old boy in Tsada village, Dutse Local Government Area in Jigawa State.
The presiding judge, Justice Ubale Ahmed Taura, said the 45-year-old man has confessed to the crime which made the court sentence him to 12 years in prison to serve as a lesson to others.
According to the judge, the court jailed him based on facts gathered and his confessional statement in court.
The judge explained that the sodomy case went against Section 284 of the Jigawa Penal Code, adding that the court has observed an increase in rape and sodomy cases reported to security agencies in the state.
The convict however has the right to appeal the judgment within three months.