sixteen - 12 months- old Boy Rapes, Impregnates 14 - year- old girl in Katsina state


A magistrates’ court in Katsina State has remanded 16-year-old
Abdulmalik Yau of Durbi Ta-Kusheyi village in Mani Local
Government Area over alleged r*ping and impregnating a 14-year-
old girl, NAN reports.
The accused was arraigned before the court for rape contrary to
Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The victim’s father, Murtala Lawal, reported the matter to the
police, the charge sheet, revealed.
According to the charge sheet, both the accused and victim were
residing in the same house.
The presiding Magistrate, Fadila Dikko, told the accused that the
case was only brought before the court for cognisance as the court
had no jurisdiction to entertain the case.
She, therefore, ordered the accused to be remanded at the remand
home pending when the case would be assigned to an appropriate
court.
Magistrate Fadila adjourned the case to July 20, 2017, to enable
the court receive advice from the state Ministry of Justice.
(NAN)

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