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Rape Victim Slashes Manhood of her Attacker In Katsina


Olaide Oyelude, Katsina

A rape victim in Katsina State has slashed the manhood of her attacker with a razor while attempting to free herself.

The alleged rapist, 30-year-old Bishir Yau of Yargase village in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state, was arraigned before a Katsina Senior Magistrate’s Court on a rape charge.

The offence was said to be contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code.

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The police told the court on Monday during Bishir’s arraignment that sometime in May, he allegedly lured the 14-year-old victim, who was residing in the same house with him, into a nearby uncompleted building and “forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.”

The police, through the First Information Report with number, KT/741X/17, read in court, said, “While struggling to free herself from the suspect, the victim picked up a razor and cut his manhood.”

The police prosecutor, Inspector Kabir Mohammed, pleaded that the case be adjourned till another date, adding that investigation was still in progress.

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The magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, adjourned the case till July 19, 2017, directing that Bishir be remanded in police custody.

She said, “This court will not ask you whether the allegation read and explained to you is true or false as the offence of rape will be tried at a high court.

“After police investigation, your case file will be taken to the Ministry of Justice for legal advice. If a prima facie case is established against you, then you will be tried at the high court.”

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old-boy, Abdulmalik Yau of Durbi Ta Kusheyi village, in the Mani LGA has allegedly impregnated a 14-year-old girl, after allegedly raping her.

The incident was said to have been reported to the police by the girl’s father, Murtala Lawal.

It was gathered that the boy had been remanded at a remand home after Dikko directed that he should be kept there till July 20, 2017, when his case would come up for mention.

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