A Jos Upper Area Court on Monday has sentenced a man, named Shehu Baba, to two years’ imprisonment without fine option for forcing a five year-old to have oral sex with him.
The thirty-eight-year-old man, who is a resident of Rikkos in Plateau pleaded guilty to gross indecency before the court sitting at Kasuwan Nama.
Baba attributed the crime to the devil and prayed for leniency and promised to be of good conduct henceforth.
The judge, Mr Yahaya Mohammed, stated that the jail term without an option of fine is meant to serve as a punishment to such a crime.
The prosecutor, Insp. E.A Inegbenoise, had earlier told the court that Baba committed the offence a number of times in May.
He said that Baba had repeatedly lured the girl into his room, unzipped his trousers and forced her to suck his private part.
He also said that Baba told her not to tell anyone what she was doing.
He claimed that the convict continued in the act until he was caught red handed by a neighbour.