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23-yr-old man arraigned for raping 12-yr-old boy

A magistrates court sitting in Audu Bako, Kano, has remanded a 22-year-old boy in jail for the alleged rape of a 12-year-old boy.

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The accused identified as Mansir Sani, who hails from Yakasai Quarters, Kano, was charged with the unnatural offence, which contravenes Section 284 of the Penal Code.

Disclosing the details of the report to the court, the prosecutor, Mr Suleiman Danladi, said that one Yusuf Dauda of Kofar Mata Quarters, Kano, made the report to the Kano State Hisbah Board Office on August 22.

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Danladi revealed the accused lured the victim who is the stepson of the complainant to the corridor of Amadu Tijjani Islamic Centre, located at Kofar Mata Quarters, Kano, in August.

The suspect, Sani then reportedly forced himself on the young boy. The victim who was seriously injured after the encounter was reportedly rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano.

Sani pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge levelled against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, commanded that the suspect be remanded in prison and adjourned the case till September 29 for mention.

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