News : Man to remain in prison for raping a 10-year-old boy

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Man to remain in prison for raping a 10-year-old boy

An 18 years old man, recognized as Mohammed Bello, has been ordered to be kept behind bars by a Sokoto State Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a 10-year old boy.

The Chief Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, gave the order on Friday after the accused (Bello), said to be a trader at Gagi Area, Sokoto, pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of unnatural offence.

Prior to the order by the Chief Magistrate, the Prosecutor, Abubakar Tambuwal, had told the court that the accused committed the offence between February and April.

Tambuwal noted that the accused intentionally lured a 10-year-old boy into his room and had sexual intercourse with him against the order of nature.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the Penal Code.

Adamu said the court lacked jurisdiction over the matter and adjourned the case until July 21 for mention and possible transfer of the case.