A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the detention of a 25-year-old man, Mansir Sani, for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old boy, according to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report.
The defendant was charged with unnatural offence, contrary to Section 284 of the Penal Code.
According to the Prosecutor, Suleiman Danladi, Yusuf Dauda of Kofar Mata Quarters, Kano, reported the case to Kano State Hisbah Board Office on August 22.
Danladi said that sometime in August, the accused lured the complainant’s step-son to the veranda of Amadu Tijjani Islamic Centre, located at Kofar Mata Quarters, Kano.
The Prosecutor said that the defendant then forcefully had intercourse with the boy through his anus.
He said the boy was seriously injured and was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano.
Sani pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge read to him.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned the case to September 29 for mention.