Labaran Abdullahi and Sani Umar, were on Friday, October 28, 2016, arraigned before a magistrate court in Kano for having anal intercourse with a 10-year-old boy in Kano.
The men, aged 25 and 35 respectively, were reported to Bachirawa police division in Kano by Sagir Muhammad and two members of the vigilante group attached to Bachirawa quarters.
The suspects, who are residents of Tudun Rubudi Kurnan Asabe Quarters Kano, are facing a two-count charge of unnatural offence and public nuisance.
Anthony Edward, the prosecutor, explained that at 11pm on February 10, the men were caught taking advantage of the boy, who stays at the same address.
The victim was rushed to Waziri Shehu Gidado Hospital for treatment.
Edward said the offence contravened sections 284 and 183 of the penal code.
The suspects denied being guilty of the charges levelled against them.
Ibrahim Khaleel, the chief magistrate, ordered that the two men remain in custody and adjourned the case to November 29, for hearing.
There has been an increase of reports of rape and sexual assault of minors in the country.
A fortnight ago, a rape suspect throw a local magistrate court into pandemonium after a 23-year-old child rape suspect, by name Miracle, escaped the court house through a window in Akwa, Anambra State. (NAN)