Court remands trader over alleged defilement of 12-year-old girl


A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano on Wednesday ordered that a 35-year-old trader, Musa Abdullahi, who allegedly defiled a 12-year-old girl, be remanded in a correctional centre. Abdullahi, who lives in Zango Quarters in Kano, is charged with defilement.

Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibrin, ordered that the case file should be sent to the Kano State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), for legal advice. He adjourned the case until Oct.7, for further mention

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Pogu Lale told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug.15 at Zango Quarters Kano.

He alleged that at about 2. 30 p.m, the defendant lured the 12-year-old girl into his shop and defiled her.

Lale said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 283 of the Penal Code Law. The defendant, however, denied committing the offence. (NAN)

– Sept. 23, 2020 @ 14:35 GMT |

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