A 55-year-old man, Salisu Muhammad, was on Thursday arraigned in a Kano Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly defiling an 8-year-old boy.
The defendant, 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.
He 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 trousers and forcefully rubbing his manhood on his anus, which caused him harm.”
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 285 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, denied committing the offence.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50,000, and two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case until May 17, for the mention.
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