A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of two men, Ashiru Abdullahi, 36, and Murtala Musa, 24, in prison for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
The defendants, who live at Dan Rimi Quarters, Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State, are facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and rape.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, had told the court that an information was received at Shahuci Police Station Kano, that the defendants committed the offence on July 9 at Rijiyar Lemo Quarters, Kano.
He said that on the same date at about 9 a.m., the defendants criminally conspired together with one Abubakar, now at large, deceived and lured the 13-year-old girl into the said Abubakar’s room.
“The defendants forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with the victim one after the other, ” he said.
The defendants, however, denied committing the offences.
Lale said the offences contravened Sections 97 and 283 of the penal code.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the suspects to be remanded in prison until the next adjourned date.
Jibril, thereafter, adjourned the case to Oct. 9, for further mention.