Three jailed for circulating nude videos in Sokoto.


A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Sokoto yesterday sentenced three men to four and half years imprisonment each for circulating  a nude video.

The convicts Aminu Yahatu-Tafida, Umar Abubakar and Mas’ud Gidado are all residents of Sokoto.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the convicts were first arraigned on October 5, 2020.

The offences contravened the Penal Code, Laws of Sokoto State.

The prosecutor, ASP Samuel Sule, earlier told the court that the case was reported by a resident of Bardon Barade, Sokoto.

Sule said that Hayatu-Tafida sometime in 2017 lured a 16-year-old daughter of the complainant to Phoenix Guest Inn, had unlawful carnal knowledge of her and recorded her nudity in an 18-second video clip.

According to him, Hayatu-Tafida conspired with the others and circulated the nude video on social media.

He added that the acts resulted in the termination of the victim’s wedding scheduled to take place in October 2020.

In his judgment Chief Magistrate Shu’aibu Ahmad sentenced the convicts to two years’ imprisonment each  for  obscene and indecent act, with an option N200,000 fine.

He sentenced them to  two years’ imprisonment each for sale and circulation of obscene materials, and six months’ imprisonment each for abatement, with  N50,000 fine option for each of the offences.

He said he hoped that  the sentences would serve as a deterrent to others.

Ahmad also ordered each of the convicts to pay N100,000 to the complainant as compensation.

Source- The Nation.