19th August, 2010
A Katsina State High Court sitting in Malumfashi on Wednesday granted bail to a 72-year-old farmer, Isiyaku Mamman, of Gorar Dansaka village in Malumfashi Local Government Area, accused of raping a seven-year-old girl.
Mamman, popularly called Dashi, was said to have committed the offence on March 4 and had been remanded in prison after he was arraigned before a Senior Magistrate’s Court in Katsina.
The prosecution alleged that the accused lured the girl with N20 and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
The offence was allegedly committed at the accused person’s residence in Gorar Dansaka village, while the girl sustained injuries and was hospitalised at the Malumfashi General Hospital.
Ruling on the bail application moved by the Defence Counsel, Mr. Joseph Chukwuemeka, Justice Abbas Bawale, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered that copies of the order be served on the state Attorney-General and the Senior Magistrate’s Court.