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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Four men abduct, gang-rape teenage girls in Katsina

  Four men were yesterday convicted for alleged gang-rape of two teenage girls in Katsina State.

The residents of Rafukka Quarters in Katsina, were said to have committed the offence on December 20, 2017 when they allegedly took the girls to an unknown destination and raped them.

They were identified as Ahmed Lawal, Abdulmalik Mustapha, Adamu Khalid and Abubakar Lawal.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told the court that a report was lodged at the Central police station, Katsina, that the four criminally conspired and abducted two girls, namely (Wasila Amadu),17 years old and (Zainabu Nuhu) 14 years old, both of Abatuar quarters, katsina and took them to an unknown destination where they raped them.

The convicts, who opted for summary trial, pleaded guilty to the three charges and pleaded for leniency from the court.

Presiding chief Magistrate, Hajiya Fadila Dikko handed them the fines of N12,000 each after they have pleaded guilty to the three charges and were subsequently convicted.

Hajiya Dikko said the four were convicted and punished under sections 97,273 and 287 of the penal code.

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