55-year-old man arrested over alleged sodomy

A 55-year-old man, Salisu Muhammad, was on Thursday arraigned in a Kano Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly defiling an 8-year-old boy.

Muhammad, who resides at Mandawari Quarters Kano, is facing a count charge of act of gross indecency.

The prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, told the court that one Muhammad Sani of the same address with the defendant reported the case at Mandawari Police Division, Kano, on April 24.

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Lale alleged that sometimes in April, the defendant deceived and lured the complainant’s 8-year-old son into his room.

“The defendant assaulted the boy indecently by removing his trouser and forcefully rubbing his manhood on his anus, which caused him harm.”

The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravened Section 285 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, denied committing the offence.

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The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50,000, and two sureties in like sum.

He, however, adjourned the case until May 17, for mention.

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