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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Court remands 8 rape suspects in Minna

A Minna Grade 1 Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, has remanded eight men for the defilement of four minors in Minna, Niger State.
Mr. Abdullahi Maiyaki, prosecutor for the state Child Rights Protection Agency, told the court that the accused persons were arraigned on October 17, for unlawful sexual intercourse with the minors.
According to the prosecutor, the accused are; Yahaya Yakuso, 50; Yusuf Idris, 35; Tukur Buhari, 35; Mohammed Yusuf, 25; Musa Ibrahim, 35; Nasir Abubakar, 35; Isah Garba, 29; and Ibrahim, 30.
He alleged that the suspects lured the teenage girls who were hawking their wares with N150 and N200, and had canal knowledge of them.
Abdullahi said that the offence contravenes Section 18, Sub-Section 2 of the Niger State Child Rights Act.
He said that the offence attracts 21 years imprisonment and pleaded with the court not to grant the accused bail based on the severity of the offence.
The Chief Magistrate, Hassan Mohammed, ordered the remand of the suspects after they pleaded not guilty to the offence. He adjourned the case to November 23, for further mention.
In her reaction, Mrs. Mariam Kolo, Director-General of the state Child Rights Protection Agency, urged the court to give justice to the victims to serve as deterrent to others.
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