Octogenarian’s son, grandchild ARRAIGNED in court for raping 10-year- old girl

Physinews: An 84-year old man, Muazu Isa,
his son and grandchild, have
been arraigned before a
Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna Niger,
over alleged serial rape of a 10-
year-old orphan.


The prosecutor, Insp. Anthony
Idoko, told the court that the
case was reported to the police
on August 1.
He said that the other accused
persons are the man’s son,
Bashir, 24, and his grandchild,
Ya’u.

The accused was the former
Village Head of Angwan Dosa in
Kaduna, but was dethroned by
the Zazzau Emirate Council over
the rape scandal.
Idoko explained that the girl was
in the care of Muazu when they
took turn to rape her.

The prosecution said the offence
contravened Section 283 of the
Penal Code.

He said, “The police are still
investigating the matter. I
therefore urge the court to
adjourn the case to Oct. 14 when
Bashir, his son is expected to
appear before the court, for
further mention.

“I equally appeal that the
accused be remanded in prison
custody.”
The Magistrate, Abdulazeez
Ibrahim granted the
prosecution’s request and
ordered that the accused be
remanded in prison, and
adjourned the case till Oct. 14,
for further mention.
The case was instituted by an
NGO, Arrida Relief Foundation of
Nigeria (ARFON).

Its President, Hajiya Rabi
Ibraheem, said that the rape
victim was found wandering and
was brought to Mu’azu by the
police, to locate and hand the
girl over to her parents.
She said, “It seems the girl was
an orphan and was adopted by
the people she called her
parents, who took her to Abuja to
work as house help from where
ran away and was found by the
police.

“The girl told the police that she
is from Angwan Dosa, Kaduna,
so they brought her to the
accused to help locate her
parents.”

According to her, the accused’s
own daughter caught him having
canal knowledge of the girl and
the matter was taken to local
vigilante groups in the area.

“The vigilante took the girl from
him and handed her over to
Falinga Foundation, who equally
handed her over to us before we
took the case to the police.”
Also, Bukola Ajao, state
Chairperson, International
Federation of Women Lawyers,
said they would ensure that the
law takes its course.

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