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Court remands man who allegedly raped 13-year-old

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Kaduna, Nov. 21, 2019

For allegedly raping a 13-year-old, a 55-year-old man, Dayyabu Dankaka, was on Thursday remanded by a Kaduna Magistrates’ Court.

The Magistrate, Mrs Hajara Dauda, who did not take the defendant’s plea, ordered that he should be kept in prison pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Dauda adjourned the case until Dec. 2 for mention.

The defendant, a resident of Paki Village in Ikara LGA of Kaduna State, was charged on a count of rape.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Baba, told the court that the defendant  committed the offence on Nov. 4 at Paki Village.

Baba alleged that the defendant lured the 13-year-old girl into his room and defiled her by  having sexual intercourse with her, in contravention of Section 258 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, 2017.

He said that the victim’s parent reported the case at the Ikara Police Station.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 258 of the Penal Code prescribes up to life sentence for rape.

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