A Kaduna Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, remanded a 35-year-old trader, Aliyu Abdullahi, in a correctional centre in Kaduna for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter.

The Chief Magistrate, Umar Ibrahim, did not take the defendant’s plea but ordered the defendant to be remanded in correctional centre, Kaduna until Jan. 14, 2020 when the court would have obtained the advice of state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on the case.

Vanguard reports that the defendant, who resides at Bima Road, Tudun Nupawa, Kaduna, is being tried for defilement. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence Nov. 23 at Bima Road, Tudun Nupawa, Kaduna.

The prosecutor said at about 2.00 p.m., the complainant sent her 10-year-daughter to the defendant’s house to borrow a tray from his wife.

“On reaching there, the girl met the defendant instead of his wife and he lured her into his room and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her,” he said.

Leo added that the girl who was crying told her mother what happened when she came back and the defendant was arrested. He said that during investigation, the defendant voluntarily confessed to the offence, adding that the offence contravened Section 209 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.

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