Court remands man for raping girl


Two men, Nura Abubakar, 20, and Mustapha Tasiu, 18, were on Thursday remanded by a Kano Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl.

The defendants, who reside in Rurum Village in the Rano Local Government Area of Kano State, were arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and rape.

The Chief Magistrate, Alhaji Ibrahim Khaleel, ordered the remand of the defendants in prison until Oct. 12.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Asp. Anthony Edward, told the court that one Abdulaziz Bala of Rurum Village reported the matter on Sept. 3 at the Rano Police Division.

He told the court that on Aug. 31 at about 12:05 p.m., the defendants criminally conspired to deceive and then lured the complainant’s 11-year-old daughter into an uncompleted building and raped her.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendants forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl one after the other.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The offences contravened Sections 97 and 283 of the Penal Code.


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