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Man in court for allegedly raping 7-year-old boy


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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An Upper Area Court in Mpape, Abuja, on Monday ordered that a 28-year-old man, Abubakar Umar, who allegedly defiled a seven-year-old boy, be remanded in a correctional centre.

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The Presiding Judge, Hassan Muhammad, gave the order after Mr Umar, pleaded guilty to two counts of unnatural offence.

Mr Muhammad adjourned the case until Oct. 28.

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The Prosecution Counsel, Stanley Nwaforaku, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 28.

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Mr Nwaforaku said that the accused intentionally lured a seven-year-old boy into the bush and defiling him.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 272 and 284 Penal Code.


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