A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing a 6-year-old girl after a failed attempt to rape her in Bauchi State.
Justice Yelim S. Bogoro of the Bauchi State High Court delivered the verdict on Monday, June 22, 2015 to serve as a deterrent to others.
Idris was arraigned by Barrister Dawud Yakubu, the State Director of Public Prosecutions on the charge of culpable homicide.
Yakubu revealed that Idris had on September 14, 2012 called the deceased into his room, with the intention of defiling her, adding that when the 6-year-old turned down his advances, Idris cut her head off using a knife and threw it into a water channel in a polythene bag, Daily Post reports.
The court further heard that the lifeless remains of the victim was later discovered and taken to a General Hospital in Darazo for postmortem before been handed over to her parents for burial.
”I am so happy that this man has been brought to justice, yet so sad about the way this courageous young girl left the world in such a bitter and painful manner,” said Justice Bogoro.