A primary school’s headmaster and his assistant have been charged with rape in Kastina State for allegedly having carnal knowledge of four female pupils aged 4 to 7 who are siblings.
The headmaster of Ganuwa Primary School, Abubakar Isiyaku, 56, and his Assistant, Abdullahi Liman (Baban Ummi) appeared before the Senior Magistrate Court V sitting in Kastina following accusation that they raped four pupils, Hafsat (7yrs), Rukkaya (6yrs), Fatima (4yrs) and Zainab Dikko (4yrs). The four were said to be pupils of Ganuwa Primary School, and are equally siblings.
The court heard from the prosecuting police officer, Segeant Adamu Isah that the father of the victims, one Dikko Umar reported the matter to Charanci police Station stressing that the offence contravened section 96 and 283 of penal code law.
Sergeant Isah informed the court that the father of the victims also stated that his wife, Jamila Dikko observed the movement of her daughters.
The Prosecutor further told the court that the accused persons used razor blade to tear their trousers and took turns to allegedly have sexual intercourse with the girls.
Sergeant Isah also informed the court that the accused also fingered and put stick inside the private parts of the girls, and, threatened them that they will cut their ears if they told their parents a result of which they sustained injuries on their private parts.
“The victims were taken to Kankia General Hospital for examination where they were treated and later discharge by the doctor”
When the matter was mentioned, the pleas of the accused persons could not be taken for lack of jurisdiction.
However, the presiding Magistrate, Hadiza Mohammed Danja, ordered the accused persons to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case to 6th August, 2015 for further mention.