A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Abdullahi Haladu, at Goron Dutse Correctional Centre for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl.
The defendant, who lives at Unguwar Mahauta Gani Village, Kano, is facing a one-count charge of rape, contrary to Section 283 of the penal code.
The Prosecutor, ASP Badamasi Gawuna, told the court that Isa Uba, of the same address, reported the case at Sumaila Police Division, Kano on June 29.
He alleged that on the same date at about 8pm, the defendant deceived and lured the child into his room situated at Unguwar Mahauta and raped her.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.
Chief Magistrate Muhammad Idris adjourned the case until August 31 for mention.