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Emirate suspends chief over alleged rape of minor

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.

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari

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

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

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

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

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

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