A middle-aged laborer, one Gidado Ibrahim of Bakuru Quarters in Katsina has been remanded in prison by a Katsina magistrate court for allegedly raping and extorting N4,000 from a 15-year-old female hawker.
Ibrahim was arrested following a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother at the GRA police station. According to the Police First Information Report read at the court by the prosecution officer Inspector Kabir Mohammed, the accused under the pretense of offering lift to the victim on his motorcycle, lured her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
He told the court that in the process also, the accused extorted the said amount.
The presiding judge Fadilla Dikko said the matter was brought for cognizance (and to await advice from the Ministry of Justice) as the court had no jurisdiction to entertain such a case, and remanded the accused till the 9th of next month.
(Culled from Daily Trust)