After three years of committing a crime, two men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a woman and plucking out one of her eyes.

The convicts will spend the rest of their lives in jail after Justice Rabi Umar turned down their plea to temper justice with mercy.

The crime was committed at Yelwan Dawani in Toro town on March 1, 2014 by Mohammed Sani Alias Bambi, 30, and Sabo Rabo alias bullet, 40, of Dass and Toro local government areas.

Umar, also the Chief Judge of Bauchi State, recalled that the two men were brought before her on March 4, 2015 charged with conspiracy, rape, causing grievous hurt and attempt to commit culpable homicide.

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“Prosecution had proved his case beyond reasonable doubt, therefore, the court has no option than to sentence the two convicts to life in prison without an option of fine.

“I have heard the plea for leniency, but I will be quick to say that the first and second defendants deserve no sympathy because their action reveals how callous and barbaric they are.”

The 40-year-old victim was attacked and raped along a footpath in the bush in Dass Local Government of the state while returning from a ceremony on March 1, 2014.

After raping the victim, the convicts used a knife to remove her right eye, damaged the left eye as she lay unconscious.

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