A fifty-year-old man, Abdullahi Sani has been docked before a Katsina senior magistrate court for allegedly raping a three-year-old toddler of his neighbor to death. Sani, a father of seven and a resident of Jabiri quarters, Funtua, was alleged to have committed the offense on 12, October 2017 when he lured the little girl into an uncompleted building and have carnal knowledge of her. He was docked before the senior magistrate court on Thursday for cognizance purpose. Sani is now facing rape and culpable homicide charges which the police say, are contrary to section 283 and 221 of penal code law. According to the First Information Report, (FIR) read out in the court by Police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado further revealed “Abdullahi Sani, age 50 years called the victim who was three years old of the same address and took her to an uncompleted building and covered her mouth and raped her. In the process, she died instantly.” The court further heard that Sani and the victim’s father, Ibrahim Abdullahi are residing in the same house at Jabiri quarters, Funtua while the latter reported the incident to the police. The police prosecutor said investigation on the case was ongoing and requested that the case is adjourned to another date. Senior Magistrate Abdulkadiri Umar directed that Sani is remanded in prison custody till 18, December 2017 when the case is to come up for mention before Senior Magistrate Falile Dikko.

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