A senior Katsina Magistrate’s court has remanded one Yahaya Idris, 40, in prison for allegedly raping and impregnating his neighbour’s 15-year-old daughter.
Police said the victim’s father, Lawal Abubakar from Gawa village of Bindawa Local Government Area, reported the matter to the police on September 23, leading to the arrest and subsequent arraignment of the suspect.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told the court that Idris resides in the same house with Abubakar where he reportedly committed the offence.
According to him, the suspect allegedly deceived and lured the victim before raping her leading to the pregnancy, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 283 of the penal code law.
He told the court that investigation is still on on the matter and sought for an adjournment to enable the police conclude investigation for proper prosecution of the matter.
Charges were read to the accused but plea was not taken as the matter was only brought for mention because it can only be tried by a high court.
The magistrate, Fadilla Dikko, directed for the remand of the accused till November 6 when the case shall come up for mention.
“We shall await advice from the Ministry of Justice as your case was only brought in for cognisance,” she added.