Police arraign man, 23, for defiling 12-year-old boy

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A Kano Magistrates’ Court sitting in Audu Bako Secretariat on Monday ordered the remand of a 25-year-old man, Mansir Sani, for allegedly defiling a 12 year-old boy.

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The defendant, of Yakasai Quarters, Kano, was charged with unnatural offence, contrary to Section 284 of the Penal Code.

The Prosecutor, Suleiman Danladi, told the court that Yusuf Dauda of Kofar Mata Quarters, Kano, reported the case to Kano State Hisbah Board Office on August 22.

Danladi said that sometime in August, the defendant Sani lured the complainant’s step son to the veranda of Amadu Tijjani Islamic Centre, located at Kofar Mata Quarters, Kano.

The Prosecutor said the defendant then forcefully had intercourse with the boy through his anus.

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He said the boy was seriously injured and was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano.

Sani pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge read to him.

The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned the case till September 29 for mention.

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