By Rashidat Akashat with agency reports
Residents, of Kano Muhammad Abubakar, 58, and Ali Garba, 45, were on Wednesday docked over alleged rape of 13-year-old girl which contravenes Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, insisted that the accused be remanded in Kano prison till the next date of adjournment.
According to NAN, Prosecutor Suleiman Danladi, earlier told the court that Murtala Aminu (elder brother of the victim), who resides at the Hotoro quarters alongside the accused, reported the case at Hotoro Police Division on Sept. 11, 2016.
Danladi said the alleged rape was committed around May 2016 at Hotoro Quarters.
“The duo had deceived and lured the 13-year-old girl to different locations to rape her” he said
Adding that “As a result, the victim became pregnant,’’
Rape victim pregnant
Danladi also said that the victim was taken to Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Kano, for examination where she was confirmed pregnant.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty, the case has been adjourned to Jan. 18 for further hearing.