A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, ordered the remand of three men – Marcus Sani, Iliya Garba, and Halilu Musa, in prison for allegedly raping a 30-year-old woman.
The defendants, Sani, 30, Garba, 40, and Musa, 35, who reside at Fammar Village, Kibiya Local Government Area of Kano State, are facing a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, abetment and rape.
Muhammad Jibril, the Chief Magistrate, ordered that the defendants should be remanded in prison until the next adjourned date.
Jibril adjourned the matter until April 25, 2018, for the mention.
Earlier, Inspector Pogu Lale, the prosecutor, had told the court that one Yusuf Musa of Fassi Village in Kibiya Local Government Area of Kano reported the matter at Kibiya Police Division on March 11.
Lale said that on March 8, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m, the defendants conspired among themselves, attacked the complainant’s 30-year-old sister and forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with her while she was coming from an errand.
He said that as a result of the rape the victim became pregnant.
The defendants, however, denied committing the offences.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 97, 83, and 283 of the Penal Code.
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