…Nine-yr-old drowns in Jigawa
AN Ekiti State Magistrate Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, remanded one Musa Nurudeen, 37, at the custodial centre in Ado Ekiti for allegedly raping his 11-year-old daughter (name withheld).
The court ordered Nurudeen’s remand after he was arraigned by Ekiti State Ministry of Justice on one-count charge of rape.
The offence was contrary to Section 357 of the Criminal Code Cap. C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
According to the Prosecutory, E.S. Atane, the defendant was arrested by police on reasonable suspicion of rape.
“Musa was charged for the offence reasonably suspected to be rape on his 11-year-old biological daughter, who is a first-year Junior Secondary School student at their residence within Ado Ekiti Magisterial District, on 19th of May, 2021,” Atane, said.
Granting the prosecutor’s request for defendant to be remanded pending legal advice from the office of Director of Public Prosecutions, Magistrate O. F. Bamidele adjourned the matter till August 11 for mention.
In another development, a nine-year-old boy identified as Sabiu Sani from Babale Fulani settlement in Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa, died after drowning in a pond located in the outskirt of the settlement, yesterday.
A statement released by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Jigawa State, Lawan Shiisu, said that the incident occurred at 10:00 a.m. after the deceased went swimming in the pond in the outskirt of the village.