It's awful the way rape, ritual and suicide are fast becoming a social norm in our society.
On Tuesday, a 40-year-old laborer, Sani Ibrahim, was remanded in a Katsina Prison for raping his neighbor’s seven-year-old daughter.
Ibrahim, who will be in prison custody till June 26, 2019, is facing a rape charge under Section 283 of the Penal Code.
According to the statement made to the court by the police, the incident was reported by the victim’s father, Hamisu Lawali, at the Bindawa Police Station on May 9, less than two hours after Ibrahim was allegedly caught in the act.
Ibrahim, Lawali and the victim are residents of Sabuwa Abuja Quarters, Bindawa, in the Bindawa Local Government Area of the state.
The police in their First Information Report informed a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court that Ibrahim during interrogation allegedly confessed that he had slept with the victim about three times.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Lawal Bello said an investigation was in progress.
The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, adjourned the case till June 26 and ordered that Ibrahim be remanded in prison custody.