A Sokoto State Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered that one Mohammed Bello, 18, be remanded in prison for allegedly raping a 10-year old boy.
Abubakar Adamu, the Chief Magistrate, gave the order on Friday after Bello, a trader at Gagi Area, Sokoto, pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of unnatural offence.
The Prosecutor, Abubakar Tambuwal, had told the court that the accused committed the offence between February and April.
Tambuwal said that the accused intentionally lured a 10-year-old boy into his room and had sexual intercourse with him against the order of nature.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the Penal Code.
Adamu said the court lacked jurisdiction over the matter and adjourned the case until July 21 for mention and possible transfer of the case.
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