A 21-year-old mechanic , Abdulrahim Mustapha has, on Wednesday, been sentenced to 21 years in prison for raping a 9-year-old girl.
The judge, Yahaya Mohammed passed the sentenced without an option of fine.
Ruling, Mohammed said the long sentence is meant to serve as a deterrent to others who would want to indulge in such crime.
During the trial, the Prosecution Counsel, Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that Mustapha tricked the 9-year-old girl into buying him pure water for him.
He thereafter dragged her into an uncompleted building and raped her.
Gokwat also told the court that the same accused had raped a 13-year-old girl a day earlier while she was sleeping in her room.
Mustapha, during the course of the trial, had pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.