A Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 50-year-old man identified as Abdullahi Sani for allegedly raping his neighbour’s 3-year-old daughter to death in Funtua, Katsina State.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told the court that the victim’s father, Ibrahim Abdullahi who resides at Jabiri Quarters, reported the incident at the Funtua Central Police Station.
He said, ‘’The accused allegedly lured the victim into an uncompleted building where he raped her.
‘’He covered the victim’s mouth with his hand during the act to keep her from alerting neighbours, thereby suffocating her to death.”
However, the accused has been slammed with charges of rape and culpable homicide contrary to sections 283 and 221 of the Penal Code.
The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, adjourned the case till November 20, 2018, for mention and ordered that Sani be remanded in the prison custody.