Kano state magistrate court on Tuesday, remanded a man (55), Mu’azu Isah, for allegedly raping his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
The defendant is facing one-count charge of rape, contrary to section 283 of the penal code.
The matter was reported by Hauwa Usman, the wife of Mu’azu Isah. She reported to the Dala police division Kano, on March 22.
It was said that the incident happened about 5 months ago when the man(55) left his matrimonial bed and sneaked into the room of the minor.
“The defendant went to meet the 12-year-old daughter on her bed in her bedroom and had unlawful sexual intercourse with her severally on different occasions,”
The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody, pending legal advice.
The case has been adjourned to May 5 further mention.