Court Remands Two Men For Allegedly Raping Two Sisters
Shuaibu Samaila, 28, and Bashiru Mohammed, 26, were on Thursday remanded by a Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, for alleged rape of two sisters.
Samaila and Mohammed were arraigned for criminal conspiracy and rape.
The prosecutor, Mr D. Francis told the court that the case was reported by one Bulus Badung, of Jos South Local Government, on March 29 at the Kaduna Vom Police Division.
Francis said that the case was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Jos.
The complainant told the police that on March 26, his two daughters were attacked by the accused persons in a nearby bush.
The two men overpowered the girls, tied their hands with a rope and had sex with them without their consent.
Francis told the court that during police investigation, the accused persons admitted carrying out the offence and signed a statement to that effect.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 97 and 283 of the Penal Code of Northern Nigeria.
The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The presiding judge, Yahaya Mohammed, denied the accused persons bail, and adjourned the case till August 31, for further hearing.