A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded Khalid Abdullahi, 20, in a correctional facility for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl.
Abdullahi, who resides at Yankaba Quarters Kano, is facing prosecution for rape, an offence contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code.
Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the accused person in a correctional facility and adjourned the matter until Oct. 28, for further mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale told the court that one Mohammed Saddam of Badawa Quarters Kano, reported the matter at Bompai Police Division, Kano, on Sept. 22.
“On Sept.21, at about 2:00 p.m., the accused deceived and lured the complainant’s three-year-old daughter into his sister’s apartment upstairs located at Badawa Quarters Kano and had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
“The violation of the minor caused her bodily harm,’’ NAN quoted him as saying.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.