• Herders abduct, rape pregnant woman

    Herders abduct rape pregnant woman - nigeria newspapers online
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    By Uche Bibilari

    Two herdsmen identified as Nuru Tukur and Yusufa Haruna have pleaded guilty to of rape of a pregnant woman they abducted from her home in Yaba area of Abaji Area Council of Abuja.

    The two men were arraigned before Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Tuesday.

    The Prosecution Counsel, Dabo Yakubu told the court that Mr Abubakar Wakili of Yaba in Abaji Area Council reported the matter at Gwagwalada Area Command office on Feb.26.

    Yakubu said that on Feb. 25 the convicts abducted the victim from Abaji Area Council from her house.

    He said that the convicts took the victim to a bush were both of them raped her not minding that she was eight months pregnant.

    The police charged Nuru Tukur,21, and Yusufa Haruna, 29, with criminal conspiracy, force, assault and adultery by man, which they pleaded guilty to.

    The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 96, 262, 264, 387 of the Penal Code.

    The two herders pleaded guilty to the charges.

    The Magistrate ordered that they should be remanded in a correction centre pending sentencing.

    The Judge, Malam Abdullahi Abdulkarim, deferred sentencing in order for him to see the victim and know twhat condition she is in.

    Abdulkarim adjourned the case until March 22 for sentencing.


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