Two men both of the Tundun Ali Quarters, Dandume namely Ismail Abdulmumin, 35, and Sani Haruna, 20, have been arraigned before a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling their neighbor’s 10-year-old daughter.
The accused men allegedly committed the offense on May 16, 2019.
The police accused the duo of luring the victim to a nearby uncompleted building where she was molested.
According to the reports we got, it was the father of the victim, Isah Abdullahi who reported the incident at the Dandume Police Station on May 17, 2019, which led to the arrest of the accused persons.
Isah Abdullahi told the police that the girl’s mother after noticing the atrocity on her daughter informed him after which he promptly lodged a formal complaint.
The suspects were said to have confessed during interrogation to having had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lawal Bello, said the suspects were being charged in accordance with sections 97 and 283 of the Penal Code Law and asked the court for additional time for the police to conclude the investigation.
The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, granted his request and adjourned the case till August 20, 2019, for mention.
She also ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison custody till then.