3 women arraigned for violently grabbing man's penis till he passed out

Hannatu Ibrahim, Rukayya Hassan and Wasila Hassan, accused of grabbing Abdurrahman Suleiman's manhood until he slumped, were, on Monday, released on bail by an Upper Sharia Court in Gusau.

The accused persons were first arraigned on August 13, but the case was adjourned by judge, Malam Sani Magami, to allow the prosecution to present its witnesses.

The women were said to have attacked Suleiman following a disagreement between them over the use of a mobile phone.

At the hearing, the prosecution presented a witness, Muawuyya Salisu, who told the court that the women attacked the victim, a member of the First Aid Group deployed to maintain peace and order at a Ramadan preaching event. They pulled his manhood until he fainted and was rescued by his colleagues.

The witness further told the court that the accused had held their hands over Suleiman's mouth to prevent him from shouting for help.

The prosecuting police officer, Hamisu Ibrahim, said the women, charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal force and assault, had committed an offence contrary to sections 97 and 265 of the Penal Code.

The defence counsel, Muttaqa Ahmed, asked the court to enter a 'not guilty' plea for his clients. He also wondered why the media would celebrate the case as that of a rape.

The case was adjourned to September 10 for continuation of hearing.