The police yesterday arraigned three farmers in a senior magistrates’ court in Katsina for raping a 10-year-old girl.
The accused are Yahuza Musa, 20; Tasiu Abubakar, 20; and Sadiq Isyaku, 20.
The trio, who reside at Dakiya village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, appeared before Senior Magistrate Nafisa Bagiwa on one-count charge of rape.
The prosecutor, Insp. Hashimu Musa, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 11 at about 11.30 a.m.
He said the matter was reported by one Isa Ali of Kitaki village in Safana Local Government Area at Safana police division at noon on June 12.
He added that the complainant informed the police that his daughter, in company of her three sisters went to purchase mango at Dakiya village.
The prosecutor said the three accused accosted the sisters in the bush, where they held the hand of the victim and pushed her to the ground.
He pointed out that Musa held the hand of the victim, while Abubakar and Isyaku tore her skirt and pant and had carnal knowledge of her one after the other.