Kastina State customary ruler, Bishir Bala Kofar-bai, has been suspended as the “Magatakarda” by the Kastina Emirate, because of Rape charges against him.
In an announcement discharged to newsmen by the Secretary of the chamber, Bello Ifo, on Thursday, it was uncovered that the customary ruler supposedly raped a 15-year-old young lady, who is the little girl of one his hirelings and purportedly sent on an errand to the royal Palace.
The incident which was reported to the victim’s parents by the girl, led to the arrest and detention of the Traditional ruler, after they took her to the hospital for medical examination and care.
Also, the state’s Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, has been mounting pressure on the Police to ensure that justice is delivered at the traditional ruler‘s prosecution.
His suspension will, however, be lifted, pending the determination of a criminal litigation against him.