Two men, Ibrahim Abubakar aged 27 and Nasiri Musa aged 35 have been remanded in jail after they allegedly had forceful sexual intercourse and impregnated a woman suffering from mental illness in Katsina State.
Both suspects were reportedly neighbours to the victim at Goya Village in the Funtua Local Government Area of the state. They are facing prosecution for allegedly taking advantage of the poor mental state of the lady to forcefully have carnal knowledge with her a good number of times, from January to July 2019.
Sergeant Lawal Bello who is the Police prosecutor told a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court which Hajiya Fadile Dikko presided over that the lady was now six months pregnant due to the actions of the suspects.
The whole trouble for the suspects began after Bello Hassan, the elder brother of the victim, made a report of a case on July 7, 2019, at the Funtua Central Police Station.
Both suspects were invited for questioning where they were said to have confessed to the crime.
Sergeant Lawal Bello the police prosecutor said, “One Bello Hassan of Goya village, Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State, reported at the Central Police Station, Funtua, that on different occasions, from the month of January 2019 till date, Nasiru Musa, 35, and Ibrahim Abubakar, 27, both of the same address, conspired, deceived and lured his 27-year-old younger sister, who is of an unsound mind, to different places in Goya village and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her several times.
“As a result, she got pregnant, which is about six months old. During interrogation, you both confessed to having committed the alleged offences.”
Both suspects were charged with a criminal conspiracy and rape as they had allegedly contravened the provisions of sections 97 and 283 of the Penal Code Law.
More time was requested for by the prosecution so that the police could wrap up their investigations and carry on with the matter.
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