Court remands 2 men for alleged rape

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Justice Peter Kekemeke of an FCT High Court, Nyanya on Monday, remanded two men in Correctional Centre for allegedly raping a nine and 11- year- old minors.

The defendants are Augustine Ajuwa, 36 and Ibrahim Shuaibu, 26 are of no fixed addresses and also jobless.

Kekemeke ordered for their remands after they pleaded not guilty to the separate charges preferred against them.

He then adjourned the two cases until Jan. 18, 2021 for hearing of Ajuwa‘s case and Jan. 28, 2021 for Shuaibu ‘s case.

The prosecuting counsel John Ijagbemi told the court that on Aug. 30, 2020, at Guzape, Asokoro village, FCT, Ajuwa defiled a nine-year-old girl.

Ijagbemi told the court that the offence is contrary to section 31 (1) and punishable under Section 31 (2) of the Child Rights Act, 2002.

Ajuwa pleaded not guilty to the allegation against him.

Ijagbemi also told the court that Shuaibu defiled a 11-year -old girl on September 3, 2020 at Lugbe Primary School at about 7 pm.

He informed the court that the offence is contrary to Section 31 (1) and punishable under Section 31 (2) of the Child Rights Act 2002.

Shuaibu also pleaded not guilty of the allegation against him.

It was reported that both defendants were not legally represented.