Court remands carpenter accused of defiling 12-year-old girl

08, September 2020

A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court this Tuesday, remanded a 35-year-old carpenter, Balarabe Usaini, in the state Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl.

The defendant, whose address was not provided,  pleaded not guilty to the charge of defiling a minor.

The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered that the defendant be remanded at Correctional Centre and ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

Jibril adjourned the case until Sept. 17, for mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 29 at Unguwa Uku Kano.

Lale said that on the fateful day at about 4:00 p.m. the 12-year-old girl was sent on an errand by her mother.

“On her way to carry out the task, the defendant met her and lured her into his house and defiled her,’’ the prosecutor said.

Lale said that the offence committed contravened section 283 of the Penal Code.

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