A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Friday, ordered that a labourer, Abubakar Mohammed, who allegedly defiled an eight-year-old girl be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.
Magistrate Hajara Dauda, who did not take the plea of Mohammed, ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send same to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, for advice.
Dauda, who frowned at the high rate of rape of minors, adjourned the case until Aug. 14 for hearing.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Sunday Baba told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 11, at Sabon Gari, Zaria, Kaduna State.
Bada alleged that the defendant lured the eight-year-old girl into an abandoned shipping container and defiled her.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 207 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.