Police arrest 2 for homosexuality with neighbors children in Katsina
A 22-year-old man, Abubakar Ashiru, is in the custody of the Katsina State Police Command until 7th October, 2020 for allegedly sodomising two brothers, who are minors, Punch reports.
Similarly a 33-year-old man, Abubakar Abdullahi, has also been remanded in police custody till November 18, 2020, when his case comes up for mention before the court for allegedly having unlawful anal sex with the 10-year-old son of his neighbour on several occasions.
They were both remanded by the the Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court presiding judge, Hajiya Fadila Dikko.
For Abubakar Ashiru, a resident of Galadmchi Quarter, Katsina, he was alleged to have engaged in anal sex with the victims aged eight and nine.
The victims’ father, Hashimu Umar, reported the incident at the Central Police Station, Katsina.
He alleged that Ashiru lured the boys into his room, where perpetrated the act on July 13, 2020.
The police said Ashiru confessed to have carried out the act during interrogation.
A charge of unnatural offence has been slammed on the suspect contrary to Section 255 of the Katsina State Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lawal Bello, told the Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court where Ashiru was arraigned that investigation was still in progress in the case and requested a new date when the case would come up for mention.
For Abubakar Abdullahi, a 33 year old man of Kofar Durbi Quarters, the victim’s mother, Binta Rabi reported the incident at the Central Police Station, Katsina, on July 17, 2020, leading to his arrest and arraignment.
The police prosecutor, Bello, told the court that investigation was still in progress in the case and requested an adjournment, which was granted.