The Katsina State Police Command has arrested three members of the Hakika Islamic sect for impregnating a 20-year-old married woman in the Danja Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Friday, June 25, said the three suspects conspired and jointly had sex with the woman under the pretext of initiating her into the sect.
According to the PPRO, the woman’s husband, Abdullahi Isiyaku had returned from Lagos after spending a year and seven months to find his wife, Zainab Ahmed, with a 4-month-old baby girl.
Isiyaku said he had entrusted his wife, Zainab in the hands of her parents at Unguwar Dantalle village, Tandama, in Danja LGA.
“One Abdullahi Isiyaku (‘M’, aged 30) of Wardanga village in Bakori LGA of Katsina state reported at Danja Division on June 17th, 2021, that sometime in January 2020, he travelled to Lagos to earn a living and left his wife behind, one Zainab Ahmed, (“F”, aged 20), under the care of her parents at Unguwar Dantalle village of Tandama area in Danja LGA of Katsina state,” Gambo stated.
“However, when he returned earlier in June, he met his wife with a four-month-old baby girl. In the course of an investigation, the lady stated that she was indoctrinated into a new Islamic Sect called ‘Hakika’ by three suspected rapists who jointly had carnal knowledge of her,”
“They are Tukur DanAzumi, m, aged 19yrs, Abubakar Yahuza, m, aged 20yrs, Rufa’I Sa;osi, ‘m’, 27yrs all of Unguwar Dantalle, Tandama village, Danja LGA of Katsina state” he added.
When police interrogated Zainab, she confessed that she had indicated interest to join the sect and the men told her that part of the initiation process involves sexual intercourse to which she consented.
“I told them that I wanted to join the sect and they said one of the conditions for joining the sect involves them having carnal knowledge of me. I agreed and the three of them did, and then initiated me into the sect,” she said.