A 50 year old has been accused of sexual assault of a toddler resulting in her death in Kaduna state.
The 50-year-old man identified as Abdullahi Sani, is being accused of molesting his neighbour’s three-year-old daughter to death in Funtua, Katsina State.
Both the accused and the father of the victim reside in the same vicinity at Jabiri Quarters, Funtua.
Mr. Abdullahi Sani was charged with rape and culpable homicide by Police officers who arraigned him before a Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
The offences for which Abdullahi is being charged for are contrary to sections 283 and 221 of the Nigerian Penal Code.
The police laid the case bare before the court as it explain its case against the suspect. According to the police; Mr. Abdullahi lured the three year old into an uncompleted building where he proceeded to assault her sexually.
In the process of committing the dastardly act, Abdullahi covered the mouth of the toddler, thereby suffocating her to death in the process.
The case had been reported by the father of the victim to the Funtua Central Police Station after which they swung into action.
At the arraignment of the suspect however, the police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told the court that investigation had been completed but he requested for a new date for trial.
The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, subsequently adjourned the case till November 20, 2018 for mention, and ordered that Sani should be remanded in the prison custody pending when trial resumes.