Katsina—The police yesterday arraigned three
farmers in a senior magistrates’ court in Katsina
for raping a 10-year-old girl.
The accused are Yahuza Musa, 20; Tasiu
Abubakar, 20; and Sadiq Isyaku, 20.
The trio, who reside at Dakiya village in Safana
Local Government Area of Katsina State, appeared
before Senior Magistrate Nafisa Bagiwa on one-
count charge of rape.
The prosecutor, Insp. Hashimu Musa, told the
court that the accused committed the offence on
June 11 at about 11.30 a.m.
He said the matter was reported by one Isa Ali of
Kitaki village in Safana Local Government Area at
Safana police division at noon on June 12.
He added that the complainant informed the
police that his daughter, in company of her three
sisters went to purchase mango at Dakiya village.
The prosecutor said the three accused accosted
the sisters in the bush, where they held the hand
of the victim and pushed her to the ground.
He pointed out that Musa held the hand of the
victim, while Abubakar and Isyaku tore her skirt
and pant and had carnal knowledge of her one
after the other.