Man, 33, defiles nine-year-old girl, remanded
A Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Friday ordered that a 33-year-old man, Clement Michael, who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl, be remanded in a correctional facility, pending legal advice.
The Magistrate, Umar Ibrahim, ordered the police to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
Ibrahim who did not take the plea of defendant, adjourned the matter until Feb. 21, for hearing.
The police charged Michael, whose address was not given, with defilement.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m., in Malali, Kaduna State.
Leo alleged that the defendant lured the nine-year-old-girl into his room and defiled her.
Leo said that the offence is punishable under Sections 261 of the Kaduna State Penal Code State. (NAN)