A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano on Monday, remanded a 28-year-old businessman, Sunusi Jibril, for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Jibril, who resides at Zangon Barebari Quarters, Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano, is charged in court with a count of rape, but pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril ordered that the accused be remanded in prison, and adjourned the case until Aug.19 for mention.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, had earlier told the court that Juwairyya Dauda of Danrimi Quarters Kano, reported the matter at Ungogo Police Division on July 11.
He however added, “on July 10 at about 12:00pm, the defendant accosted the complainant’s 8-year-old daughter while she was on errand at Zangon Barebari Quarters Kano.
“Jubril deceitfully led the victim to his house and had unlawful sexual intercourse with her and offered her the sum of N200.”
Lale, the prosecutor, further stated that the offence contravenes Section 283 of the penal code, NAN reports.