Abubakar Ma’azu, a 32-year-old member of a vigilante group in Katsina, has been arrested by Police and dragged before a Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court for criminal intimidation and allegedly raping a 15-year-old boy.
According to Katsina Post checks, Abubakar Ma’azu had during interrogation, confessed that he had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.
He also allegedly confessed to have threatened the victim that he “would cut him with a cutlass” if he told anyone what transpired between them.
The victim’s elder brother, Mustapha Usman of the Kwado Quarter, Katsina, reported the incident at the GRA Police Station, Katsina, on May 26, 2019, a day after Ma’azu allegedly committed the offense.
Abubakar Ma’azu who is also known as Coach is a resident of Kofar Durbi Quarter, Katsina.
He reportedly lured his victim from Nagogo Road around 8.30pm on May 25, 2019, after which he took him to the vigilante office located at the Kofar Kaura Quarter, where he allegedly raped him.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lawal Bello, said the offences were contrary to the provisions of sections 284 and 396 of the Penal Code Law.
He told the court that investigation into the crime was still in progress and asked for more time to enable the police to conclude the investigation.
The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, granted the police request and ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody till July 16, 2019, when his case would come up for mention.