A magistrates’ court
in Katsina State has remanded 16-year-old Abdulmalik Yau of Durbi Ta-Kusheyi
village in Mani Local Government Area over alleged raping and impregnating a
arraigned before the court for rape contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code.
Murtala Lawal, reported the matter to the police, the charge sheet,
charge sheet, both the accused and victim were residing in the same
Magistrate, Fadila Dikko, told the accused that the case was only brought
before the court for cognisance as the court had no jurisdiction to entertain
ordered the accused to be remanded at the remand home pending when the case
would be assigned to an appropriate court.
adjourned the case to July 20, 2017, to enable the court receive advice from
the state Ministry of Justice.