A 35-year-old man, Balarabe Yusuff, also known as Dogo Direba, has been remanded in the Katsina State prison custody till June 6, 2017, for allegedly having sexual intercourse with two nine-year-old boys.
Hajiya Dikko of the Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court made the remand order on Tuesday after Balarabe was arraigned by the police.
The police said Balarabe was arrested recently after he had lured a nine-year-old boy, identified only as Abdullahi, of Dutsom Amare quarters, Katsina, into having sexual intercourse with him.
The Police First Information Report, KTX/218/2017, read in the court alleged that Balarabe lured the boy into an uncompleted building, “where he forcefully had sexual intercourse with him, contrary to Section 398 of the Penal Code.”
After his arrest, Balarabe also allegedly confessed to have had sexual intercourse with another nine-year-old boy, identified only as Ibrahim, in the same building, using the same methods of deceit and threat.
The two boys were said to have been taken to the General hospital, Katsina, for treatment.
Hajiya Dikko told Balarabe that his case would be tried by the high court after police investigation and on the strength of legal advice from the state Ministry of Justice.
“This court will not ask you whether the allegation against you is true or false as the allegation of unnatural offence is only triable by the high court,” she added.
Hajiya Dikko directed that Balarabe be remanded in custody till June 6, when the case would come up for mention.
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