A Kano State Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, remanded a 38-year-old man, Ibrahim Muntari, in prison over alleged abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl.
Muntari, who lives at Rimin Kebe Quarters Kano, is standing trial on two counts of abduction and rape.
He and a friend of his, now at large, were involved in the act.
The Police prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, told the court that one Aisha Mohammad of the same address reported the case at Zango Police Division, Kano, on January 25.
Lale said that on January 24, at about 7.30 pm, the defendant abducted and locked the complainant, a 15-year-old girl, in his friend’s room situated at Rimin Kebe Quarters.
The prosecutor said that Muntari and his friend, who is now at large, had unlawful sexual intercourse with the complainant one after the other for one day.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened sections 273 and 283 of the penal code.
Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned the case until February 28 for further mention.