A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Tuesday have ordered that one Ahmed Usman, who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl be remanded in a correctional centre pending legal advice.
The police charged Usman with defilement and Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel, who did not take Usman’s plea, ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send same to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, for legal advice.
NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from NAN reports that Emmanuel, who frowned at the high rate of rape of minors, adjourned the case until Jan. 12 for hearing.
The prosecuting officer, Insp Chidi Leo, had told the court that Usman, who resides in Kawo, Kaduna State, committed the offence on December 2, at his residence.
The prosecutor said Usman lured the girl into his room and defiled her, offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 207 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.