65 years old man, and son rape 9-year-old girl
A shocking incident was reportedly brought before a Katsina senior magistrates’ court when a 65-year-old man, Lawal Angala, and his 19 years old son, Isah, were tried for allegedly defiling their neighbour’s nine-year-old daughter.
The prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told the court that the accused persons, who resided at Safana town in Kastina State, committed the offence on May 2, adding that the case was reported at Safana police division by the victim’s mother, Shamsiya Abdullahi.
Ado said “the accused persons lured the victim into Angala’s room where they allegedly took turns in having carnal knowledge of her.”
He also noted that, the accused are facing rape charge, an offence contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code.
However, the presiding magistrate, Hajiya Dikko did not take the pleas of the accused persons. He reminded them that their offence could only be tried by the high court.
She further instructed that they be remanded in the prison custody till June 14, 2018 when their case would come up for mention.