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Police nab man for attempting to rape minor in Kaduna  

The prosecutor added that the girl’s scream alerted some neighbours who rescued her and handed the defendant to the police.

• September 14, 2022
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A chief magistrates’ court in Kaduna has ordered that a 27-year-old man, Musa Haruna, be remanded in prison custody for attempting to rape a nine-year-old girl.

The magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, who did not take the plea of Mr Haruna for lack of jurisdiction to hear the matter, ordered the police to return the case file to the director of public prosecution for legal advice.

Mr Emmanuel adjourned the matter until September 30.

The prosecutor, Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 2 at his residence.

Mr Leo said the defendant lured the nine-year-old into his room and attempted to rape her.

The prosecutor added that the girl’s scream alerted some neighbours who rescued her and handed the defendant to the police.

The offence, he said, contravened section 207 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 (as amended).

(NAN)

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