A 63 year old man, Ubale Sa’idu Dotsa has been sentenced to death by stoning by an Islamic court in Kano, the largest city in northern Nigeria, after he was convicted of raping a 13 year old girl and infecting her with the virus that causes AIDS.
Ubale Sa’idu Dotsa was convicted on Tuesday by Justice Faruk Ahmad of the Shariah Court in Kano last month.
The state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is being expected to approve the sentence before it can be carried out.
Kano is one of the 12 states in the country’s mainly Muslim north that adopted Shariah, or Islamic law, from 2000 to 2002.
Three previous death-by-stoning convictions for adultery in the past decade, involving two women and a man, were overturned on appeal.