A Kafanchan magistrates’ court in Kaduna State has ordered the remand of a 25-year-old farmer, Isti-fanus Musa, in a correctional centre for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.
Musa was charged by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) with rape, contrary to Section 289 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.
The NSCDC prosecutor, Mr Marcus Audu, told the court that the matter was referred to the corps of-fice by the Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Kafanchan on Nov.18.
He said the accused person lured the girl into his room at Mabushi, Zango Kataf LGA of the state, and forcefully had sex with her.
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The presiding judge, Michael Bawa, however, did not take the accused person’s plea as the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
He directed the prosecutor to forward the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution and adjourned the matter until Dec.12. (NAN)