A magistrate’s court in Kano, yesterday, remanded a 25-year-old man, Suleiman Bala, in prison for allegedly defiling a five-year-old boy.

According to the prosecution, Bala of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state is facing a count charge of “unnatural offence.”

The prosecutor, Mr. Rufa’i Inusa, told the court that the father of the boy, one Abdullahi of Kofar Arewa village, reported the matter to the Dawakin Kudu Police Station on March 22.

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He said that on March 10 at about 2 p.m., the boy, who was on his way from a mosque, was allegedly lured by Bala into a nearby shop, where he performed an unnatural act with him.

Inusa said that the victim was rushed to Dawakin Kudu Hospital for treatment.

Bala, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibril adjourned the case until May 15 for mention.

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