A 40-year-old labourer was yesterday remanded in Katsina prison custody for having unlawful carnal knowledge of his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter.
Sani Ibrahim will be in prison custody till June 26, 2019, for rape charge punishable under Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The victim’s father, Hamisu Lawali, had reported the incident at the Bindawa Police Station on May 9, less than two hours after Ibrahim was allegedly caught in the act.
Both the victim’s family and the accused were residents of Sabuwa Abuja Quarters, Bindawa, in the Bindawa Local Government Area of the state.
It was reported Ibrahim had at different times had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.
According to the police First Information Report to Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court, Ibrahim during interrogation confessed that he had slept with the victim about three times.
Sgt. Lawal Bello, the police prosecutor, said investigation was in progress.
On his part, the presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, adjourned the case till June 26 and ordered that Ibrahim be remanded in prison custody.