Man defiles 3 underage girls, 5-year-old boy in Sokoto

A Sokoto Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 40-year-old civil servant, Musa Labaran, for raping three girls and a boy.

The accused, who resides in Mabera Salame area of Sokoto, is facing a two-count charge of unnatural offence and rape.

The police prosecutor, Tambuwal Abubakar, said the offence was committed on March 13 at Mabera Salame area of Sokoto.

The prosecutor told the court that Labaran lured the children, minors aged 5 to 11 and raped them through the anus, an offence that contravened Sections 283 and 284 of the Penal Code.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Nuraddeen Bello, said the accused should be remanded in prison as the court lacked jurisdiction over the matter.

Bello adjourned the case till April 16 for mention.