A 65-year-old father, Lawal Angala, and his son, Isah, 19, have thrown their family into anguish after they were remanded in prison custody by a magistrate for allegedly raping their neighbour’s nine-year-old daughter.
Hajiya Fadile Dikko, a Katsina senior magistrates, on Monday, directed that the two be remanded in the prison custody till June 14, 2018 when their case would come up for mention.
The police had narrated to the court how the accused persons, who resided at Safana town in Kastina State, committed the offence on May 2.
The victim’s mother, Shamsiya Abdullahi, reported the case at Safana police division shortly after the rape.
According to the prosecution, the accused persons lured the victim into Angala’s room where they allegedly took turns in having carnal knowledge of her.
Their conduct, the police say, is contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The magistrate did not take their pleas before she remanded them, saying that their offence is only triable by the high court.