The Katsina State Magistrate’s court had earlier this week delivered a judgment of a criminal rape case filled on seven men who allegedly abducted and gang-raped a 14-year-old girl (names withheld).
According to our sources, the crime was allegedly committed on the January 12th at Tudun Wada area of Funtua local government of Katsina State.
Police prosecutor Sani Ado told the court that the victim’s father, one Yusuf Umar, reported the matter at the Central police station, Funtua which led to the arrest of oneof the suspects. Sani Awwalu, 19, one of the suspects in whose room the offence was allegedly committed was the only one being arraigned as the six others are still at large.
Malam Yusuf also listed those on the run to include, Ibrahim Sulaiman, Salahudeen Lawal, Shamsu Shaaibu, Yusuf Rabiu, Abubakar Khalid and Auta. He said the accused lured the victim and had sexual intercourse with her at Awwal’s room severally contrary to sections 273 and 283 of the Penal Code law.
Ado told the court that police were still investigating the matter and appealed for anadjournment which was subsequently granted by the magistrate Fadila Dikko.Dikko adjourned the matter to April 4 this year and asked the only accused present, Auwwal, to be remanded in prison custody till the adjourned date.