Court remands man for allegedly raping 18-year-old girl

A 40-year-old man, Mohammed Bamanga, was on Friday docked in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano for allegedly sexually assaulting the 10-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

The police charged Bamanga, who resides in Sharada Quarters Kano, with gross indecency.

The Prosecution Counsel, Miss Asma’u Ado, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept.17, at Sharada Quarters Kano.

Ado said that at about 8:30 p.m, the defendant lured his neighbours 10-year-old daughter into his house situated at Sheka Quarters Kano and inserted his finger into her private part.

The defendant denied committing the offence.

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The prosecutor said that the offence contravened section 285 of the Penal Code.

Chief Magistrate Mustapha Sa’ad-Datti admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N20,000 and two reliable sureties.

Sa’ad-Datti ordered that one of the surety should be the father of the defendant, while the second surety should be the Ward Head of where the defendant resides.

He adjourned the case until Nov.15, for hearing.

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