A 40-year-old man, Sani Ibrahim, was on Tuesday, remanded in the Katsina Prison for allegedly raping his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter.
Ibrahim, who will be remanded till June 26, 2019, is facing a rape charge under Section 283 of the Penal Code operational in the north.
The police told the court that the victim’s father, Hamisu Lawali, reported the incident at the Bindawa Police Station on May 9, less than two hours after Ibrahim was allegedly caught in the act.
Ibrahim, who works as a labourer, Lawali and the victim were residents of Sabuwa Abuja Quarters, Bindawa, in the Bindawa Local Government Area of the state.
Lawali reportedly told the police that Ibrahim had at different times had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.
The police had informed a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court that Ibrahim during interrogation allegedly confessed that he had slept with the victim about three times.
The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, adjourned the case till June 26 and ordered that Ibrahim be remanded in prison custody.