The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Kano State Command, has arraigned a 40-year-old man, Mohammed Bamanga, before a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old daughter of his neighbour.
The police charged Bamanga, who resides in Sharada Quarters Kano, with gross indecency. The Prosecution Counsel, Asma’u Ado, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 17, at Sharada Quarters Kano.
Ado said that at about 8:30 p.m, the defendant lured his neighbours 10-year-old daughter into his house situated at Sheka Quarters Kano and inserted his finger into her private part.
The defendant, however, denied committing the offence. The prosecutor said that the offence contravened section 285 of the Penal Code.
The presiding judge, Chief Magistrate Mustapha Sa’ad-Datti, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N20,000 and two reliable sureties.
Sa’ad-Datti ordered that one of the surety should be the father of the defendant, while the second surety should be the Ward Head of where the defendant resides. He adjourned the case until Nov.15, for hearing.