Court remands man for sexually assaulting 16-year-old, sharing video online

A Chief Magistrate Court in Sokoto on Monday, ordered that one Aminu Hayatu-Tafida be remanded for raping a 16-year-old girl and circulating her nude video on the Internet.

Hayatu-Tafida, a son of popular politician and a political appointee in Sokoto State Government, was arrested for sexually assaulting the victim and conspiring with three others to circulate the rape video.

However, on Monday he was arraigned before the court with three others for allegedly sharing the nude video on social media platforms.

NAN reports that the three accused persons were Umar Abubakar, Mas’ud Abubakar-Gidado and Aliyu Shehu Kangiwa.

The prosecuting officer, ASP Samuel Sule, while presenting the case told the court that all offenses charged against them contravened the penal code law and laws of Sokoto state.

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He said the victims mother reported that Hayatu-Tafida had sometimes in 2017, lured the 16-year-old girl to a hotel, had unlawful carnal knowledge of her and recorded her nudity in an 18 seconds video clip.

He further revealed that the unfortunate incident resulted to the termination of the girl’s wedding, scheduled to take place in October, this year.

Delivering judgement, Chief Magistrate, Shuaibu Ahmad, ordered that Hayatu-Tafida be remanded in Sokoto Correctional Center to enable police complete investigation.

Ahmad granted the three accused persons bail in the sum of N500,000 each adding that their offenses were bailable.

He adjourned the case to Oct. 19, for hearing

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