Three youngsters, Aminu Hayatu Tafida, Umar Abubakar and Mas’ud Abubakar Gidado, have bagged a four-year jail time period every for circulating the nude video of a 16-year-old woman.
The verdict was given by the Sokoto Chief Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday sentencing the son of the Special Adviser to Sokoto Governor on Social Investment, Hayatu Tafida, alongside the opposite two culprits.
The youngsters have been convicted on prices starting from abetting, indecent act, sale and printing of an obscene e-book and circulation of an 18-second nude video.
In his verdict, Chief Magistrate Shu’aibu Ahmad, famous that the defendants have been first time offenders who had simply realised the results of their actions.
They got an possibility of N400,000 tremendous.
“I consider the passionate pleas of each of the defence counsels and the need to safeguard the society from this kind of act. On the obscene and indecent act, each of the defendants will pay N200,000 fine in default they will spend two years in prison. On the sale of the obscene book, each of them will pay a N50,000 fine or two years imprisonment.
“On the abetment, each of them will pay N50,000 fine in default six months imprisonment,” Ahmad averred.
He, nonetheless, ordered every of the defendants to pay N100,000 to the complainant as compensation.
“Hoping that, this judgment will serve as a deterrent to others,” he stated.
He, nonetheless, added that counsels of the defendants had the suitable to enchantment towards the judgment if not happy.
Speaking shortly after the judgment, the mom of the sufferer, Hajiya Safiya Umar, expressed satisfaction with the judgment, saying “the judiciary has proved to be the hope of the common man.”
The alleged intercourse tape involving a 16-year-old daughter of the complainant was recorded in 2017.
Aminu Hayatu-Tafida had allegedly raped the sufferer, a 16-year-old woman and circulated her nude video on the Internet.
In October 2020, the prosecuting officer, ASP Samuel Sule, stated all of the offences contravened the penal code legislation and legal guidelines of Sokoto state.
Sule instructed the courtroom on the time that the case was reported by the mom of the woman, Hajiya Safiya Umar of Bardon Barade space of Sokoto.
He added that the acts resulted within the termination of the woman’s wedding ceremony, scheduled to happen in October 2020.