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Sokoto: 22-Year-Old Remanded In Prison For Allegedly Raping 10-Year-Old Boy

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Umar Yusuf, a 22-year-old man, was on Thursday, March 8, 2018, arraigned before a Sokoto Magistrates’ Court for an alleged homosexual act with a 10-year-old boy.

Yusuf, 22, who resides in Marna Area of Sokoto, is facing a one-count charge of unnatural offence.

Saminu Buke, the prosecutor, told the court that the offence was committed on March 1 along Marna area of Sokoto.

Buke said that the accused was in canal knowledge of the boy against the order of nature when he lured the minor into his room.

He said the offence contravened Sections 284 of the Penal Code.

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

Nuraddeen Bello, the Chief Magistrate, said the court lacked jurisdiction over the matter but ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.

Bello however adjourned the case until April 6, 2018, for the mention and possible transfer to a court of competent jurisdiction.

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