Two men Ismail Abdulmumini and Sani Haruna both in their 20s have been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command for allegedly raping their neighbor’s 10-year old daughter.
The alleged rapists would appear before Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court, on July 8, 2019, to answer to charges of criminal conspiracy and rape leveled against them.
The police had charged the two men based on their alleged confession that they molested their neighbor’s 10-year-old daughter.
The accused persons were subsequently ordered to be remanded in the Katsina Prison custody.
According to the police, the father of the victim, Isah Abdullahi, reported the incident at the Dandume police station on May 17, 2019, a day after the suspects were said to have been caught molesting the victim.
It was alleged that the accused persons lured the victim into a nearby uncompleted building where she was sexually abused.
The suspects reportedly confessed to the crime during a police interrogation.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lawal Bello, said an investigation into the case was in progress, leading the magistrate to adjourn the case until July 8, 2019.