Teenager remanded in court for allegedly raping 4-year-old girl


A Kano Upper Sharia Court, sitting at Kofar Kudu on Tuesday remanded a 15-year-old boy in children remand home for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old girl.

The boy of Salanta Quarters Kano, was charged with rape, contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The judge, Qadi Atiku Bello ordered the remand of the accused in prison custody and adjourned the case till Jan. 25, for mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Auwal Muhammad told the court that the case was transferred from a juvenile court sitting at Audu Bako Secretariat Kano.
He said that one Muddasir Ado of Sharada Quarters Kano reported the case at Sharada Police Division, Kano, on Oct. 26, 2016.

The prosecutor said that on the same date at about 1 p.m. the accused deceived and lured the complainant’s 4-year-old daughter on her way back from school.

The prosecutor said that the accused took the girl into an uncompleted building situated at Sharada Quarters and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.

The victim was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Kano for treatment.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the one count charge levelled against him.


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