A Kano State Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, remanded a 38-year-old man, Ibrahim Muntari, in prison over alleged abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl.
Muntari, who lives at Rimin Kebe Quarters Kano, is standing trial on a two-count charge of abduction and rape.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, told the court that one Aisha Mohammad of the same address reported the case at Zango Police Division Kano, on Jan.25.
Lale said that on Jan.24, at about 7.30 pm, the defendant abducted and locked the complainant, a 15-year-old girl in his friend’s room situated at Rimin Kebe Quarters.
The prosecutor said that Muntari and his friend, who is now at large, had unlawful sexual intercourse with the complainant one after the other for one day.
The defendant however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened sections 273 and 283 of the penal code.
Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned the case until Feb.28, for further mention. (NAN)