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Friday, May 26, 2017

Man rapes eight-year-old sibling in Katsina

An 18 - year - old , Saidu Abdullahi , of Janbago quarters in Katsina State, has been remanded in prison for allegedly committing incest with his eight - year - old younger sister .

Magistrate Hajiya Dikko of the Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court directed on Thursday that Saidu should be in the prison custody till June 29 , 2017.

Our correspondent learnt that Saidu, early this month, lured his younger sister to a toilet inside one of the houses at the Steel Rolling Mills Estate , along Dutsin - ma Road in Katsina to commit the act .

The offence is said to be contrary to Section 390 of the Penal Code.

The police prosecutor , Kabiru Muhammed , said, “ Saidu Abdullahi , 18 , of the same address with the victim, lured her to a toilet and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her . ”

Magistrate Dikko said, “This court will not ask you whether the allegation against you is true or false as the offence alleged against you is only triable by a high court . After police investigation , your case file will be duplicated and sent to the Ministry of Justice for legal advice. ”

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