Two neighbours , Nasiru Musa, 35, and Ibrahim Abubakar , 27 , have been remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping and impregnating a 26 – year -old woman suffering mental illness in Katsina.
The suspects, who were said to be the victim ’ s neighbours at Goya village in the Funtua Local Government Area of the state , are being prosecuted for allegedly taking advantage of her mental state to serially rape her from January 2019 until their arrest in July .
The police prosecutor , Sergeant Lawal Bello , informed a Katsina Senior Magistrates ’ Court presided over by Hajiya Fadile Dikko that the victim was six months pregnant as a result of the suspects ’ actions .
Trouble started for the suspects when the victim ’ s elder brother, Bello Hassan , reported a case of rape at the Central Police Station , Funtua , on July 7 , 2019 .
Consequently , the two suspects were invited for questioning and both allegedly confessed to the crime .
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 . ”
Musa and Abubakar were charged with criminal conspiracy and rape contrary to the provisions of sections 97 and 283 of the Penal Code Law .
The prosecution asked for additional time for the police to conclude their investigation and continue with the matter .
The presiding magistrate ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison custody until August 26 , 2019, when the case is slated for mention .
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