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Man, 35, allegedly rapes 14-year-old girl in Katsina


A 35-year-old farmer, Abdullahi Abdu, of Makadama village, Batsari Local Government Area of the state, has been remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

Dikko, who ordered his remand, said Abdu should be at the correctional centre until March 31, 2021, when his case would come up before her for mention.

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Abdu was charged with rape contrary to Section 254 of the Katsina State Penal Code Law, 2019.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lawal Bello, said Abdu, who is a neighbour to the victim, allegedly lured her into a bush on the outskirts of the village on January 1, 2021, where he allegedly had carnal knowledge of her three times.

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Lawal said the victim’s father, one Usman Isah, reported the incident at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Batsari, leading to Abdu’s arrest and arraignment.

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