A herder has been reportedly dragged before a magistrates’ court in Ilorin, Kwara State, for robbing, abducting and raping a married woman at gun point.
The defendant, Hassan Namusa, was charged on a two count charge of rape and abduction.
According to the First Information Report (FIR), Namusa, a Kaiama resident, accosted two women, Hauwa Sanni and Hurewa Sanni, both wives of one Alhaji Sanni Shehu, while they were coming from a river where they went to fetch water.
The police further told the court that during investigation, the defendant admitted that he wanted to rape the victim, while the prosecutor, Abubakar Issa, urged the court to remand the suspect, adding that the offences are not ordinarily available.
Magistrate Issa however, ordered the defendant’s remand and adjourned the case to July 14.