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THREE men on Tuesday appeared before a Katsina senior Magistrate court for allegedly raping and impregnating a fourteen year old girl.
The Presiding Magistrate , Hajiya Fadille Dikko , however , directed that the three suspects to be remanded in prison custody till Feb . 8, 2017,
The three accused persons , namely Abdullahi Abubakar , 20, from Makera village; Lausa Suleiman , 20, from Kankara village and Bishir Umar, 39, of
Turare village , all in the Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina state, were said to have lured the girl ( Saadya Abdullahi ) , at different time and place to have sexual intercourse with her .
The police Information Report with number: KT /1389X /16 , read in the court added that the trio “ unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her at different places , date and time as a result of which she was impregnated with six months pregnant . ”
The girl’ s father , Abdullahi Nasole , reported the incident at the Dutsinma Police Station , leading to the arrest of the suspects.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Kabir Muhammed , told the court that the case was that of rape which was contrary to section 283 of the penal code.
He said investigation was still ongoing on the case , pleading for court adjournment to enable police conclude the investigation .
Hajiya Dikko adjourned the case till Feb. 8, 2017 and directed that the accused be remanded in prison custody.