A 40-year-old man, Yahaya Idris, has deceived, raped and impregnated the 15-year-old daughter of his neighbour, one Lawal Abubakar, at Gawa Village in the Bindawa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Idris and Abubakar were reported to be neighbours before the alleged crime was committed.
Hajiya Falile Dikko of the Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court yesterday directed that Idris should be remanded in prison custody till November 6, 2017 when his case would come up for mention.
The prosecuting counsel for the police, Inspector Sani Ado, had told the court that Abubakar reported the incident to the police on September 23, prompting Idris’ arrest.
The prosecutor said by deceiving and raping the victim, who ended up being impregnated, Idris “committed an offence contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code.’
The prosecutor, however, said investigation into the incident was in progress and requested for an adjournment.
The magistrate told Idris that the offence he was accused of was only triable at the high court, adding that he was only arraigned before the Magistrates’ Court “for cognisance purpose.”
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