A man identified as Sani Ibrahim has been remanded in the Katsina Prison for allegedly raping his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter.
The 40-year-old labourer, who will be in prison custody till June 26, 2019, is facing a rape charge under Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The police while speaking in court stated that the minor’s father, Hamisu Lawali, reported the case at the Bindawa Police State on May 9.
Police further revealed that the incident was reported two hours after Ibrahim was allegedly caught having carnal knowledge of the minor.
The suspect, is a resident of Sabuwa Abuja Quarters, Bindawa, in the Bindawa Local Government Area of the state.
The father of the victim had told the police that Ibrahim had at different times had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.
The police told the court that Ibrahim during interrogation allegedly confessed that he had slept with the victim about three times.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Lawal Bello, said the investigation was in progress.
The case was adjourned by the presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko till June 26 and also ordered that Ibrahim be remanded in prison custody.