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57-year-old Man Lures 8-year-old girl, Rapes Her

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57-year-old Man Lures 8-year-old girl, Rapes Her

Odunayo Ajani

A 57-year-old man in Jos who was identified as Aminu Ibrahim has allegedly raped a minor, an 8-year old girl, after luring her with N50 and milk.

Ibrahim who was granted bail yesterday, at a Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwa Nama is resident in Agada Sogai area of Jos, and was first arraigned on May 6, on count charges of criminal intimidation and bordering on rape.

The defendant denied committing the offences, but the court ordered him remanded and adjourned the case until yesterday.

The prosecutor, Inspector E. A. Inegbenose, also told the court that the victim’s mother, Maryam Abdulahi, reported the matter at Nasarawa Gwom Divisional Police Headquarters on April 26.

Inspector Inegbenose told the court that the mother noticed that her eight-year-old daughter had difficulties walking, then interrogated her.

He said the victim told the mother that the accused person lured her with N50 and a milk after which he took her to his shop and raped her. The prosecutor said the accused threatened to kill the victim after the rape if she ever mentioned it to anyone. He added that during Police investigations, the accused person confessed to having committed the crime.

The offences Ibrahim committed, contravened the constitutional provisions in Sections 282 and 396 of the Penal Code. Judge, J. Yahaya who Presided over the case, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 and a surety in like sum after which the case was adjourned until July 21, for further hearing.

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