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Traditional Ruler Suspended for Allegedly Raping 15-year old Girl in Katsina

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The Katsina Emirate Council has suspended Bishir Bala Kofar-bai from his post of “Magatakarda” pending the determination of a criminal litigation against him.

The Secretary of the council, Bello Ifo, said in a statement on Thursday that the suspension is with immediate effect.

Kofar-bai was standing trial for an alleged rape of a 15-year old girl in Katsina two weeks ago.

The traditional title holder was alleged to have raped the victim when she was sent to his house by her father, who was one of his servants.

The victim informed her parents who took her to the hospital for medical treatment.

The parents further reported the matter to police, which led to arrest and detention of the chief for investigations.

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations in the state has been mounting pressure on the police to ensure justice in the matter.

5 Comments

  1. raymond

    March 24, 2017 at 8:39 am

    what a disgrace, and a pity

  2. keke driver

    March 24, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Why would He rape Her isn’t it legal to get married to a 15 year old in the north??? Shameless pigs.

    • i must talk

      March 24, 2017 at 9:28 am

      @keke driver – That comment of yours is so insensitive. An okada driver wouldn’t’ say such.

  3. Seriously

    March 24, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Suspended? He should be executed. It’s unfortunate how rape is taken so lightly in some parts of the world. It’s an evil, cruel act and nothing can justify it.
    My heart goes out to victims, stay strong. For the perpetrators, you shall never experience peace.

  4. Mr.A

    March 24, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Kudos to the parents for having the courage to report to the police and the police even taking action and even this getting to the media. Now a satisfactory result will be prosecution of this Rapist pedophile pig, enacting of laws that make it more difficult for such persons to ever be around children or have a normal life and most importantly let the young girl get therapy, so she is not scarred or stigmatised.

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