Kaduna rape: Court remands 2 rapists of six-year-old in prison
….As suspects confess to allegation
//Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna//
SENIOR Magistrate Court sitting in Kaduna yesterday ordered that the two suspected rapists of a six-year-old girl (name withheld); Yahaya Mohammed, 71, and Mohammed Yusuf, 30, be remanded in Kaduna prison custody till July 14, 2016.
Confessing to the crime, Yahaya Mohammed, one of the suspects said the allegation levelled against him was true but could not provide concrete reason for his misdeed.
“This is my second time of raping a minor. Presently I have a case at the police station for raping a different victim and the case is ongoing. What happen to me is that, I follow my heart to commit the act and I have destroyed my life completely.
“I have eight children and they are all alive and I have two wife’s but my first wife left me immediately she learn of the crime I committed, he added.
Prosecutor, Inspector Akinga Akila presented the accused persons before Magistrate Naheed Abdallah on charges of rape and gross indecency.
Akila confirmed to the magistrate that one the accused person had committed the crime on Monday June 13, 2016 in an uncompleted building located in Tudun Wada area Kaduna metropolis.
The prosecuting officer also established that the first accused, was caught after committing the act by one Basira Abdullahi, who lives in Tudun Nupawa, Tudun Wada before the police get wind of the matter.
He said, “The accused was seen coming out of an uncompleted building and adjusting his trouser, which raises suspicion and the child was found crying with what look like sperm on her clothes.
“When asked, the crying child said the man dragged her into the building put his manhood in her private part and also said that the second accused Yusuf had on two occasion equally play with his manhood on her private part.”
The offence is punishable under section 283 and 285 of the Penal Code.
After reading the charges, Akila explained to the accused persons, that the court lacks jurisdiction to try them, but that they were brought to the court to be remanded in prison pending advised from the state ministry of justice.
The magistrate then adjourned the hearing to July 14 for further mention, pending advice from the ministry of justice and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison.
Meanwhile, Mrs J.O. Agada-Talayo, a member of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) described the act s the highest act of indecency for men of their age, vowing that FIDA would follow the case to conclusion.
Then mother of the victim, Hindatu Mohammed while fielding questiond from newsmen expressed joy with the outcome, but insisted on justice for her child.
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