KADUNA, Nigeria – A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday ordered that a 40-year-old man, Musa Alhassan, 40, who allegedly sodomised his neighbour’s 10-year-old boy, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.
The Magistrate, Hajara Dauda, who did not take the plea of Alhassan ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send it to the State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
Dauda adjourned the case until Dec. 4 for mention.
The police charged Alhassan, who resides in Kaduna, with one count of unnatural offence.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Baba, told the court that Alhassan committed the offence on Nov. 2 at Warri Street in Kaduna.
According to Baba, Mohammed Zayyad, of the same address with Alhassan reported the matter at Sabon Gari Police Station Kaduna, on the same date, NAN reports
The prosecutor stated that the defendant lured his neighbour’s 10-year-old boy to his house and sodomised him.
Baba said in the course of investigation, the defendant confessed to committing the offence which contravened the provisions of Section 259 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, 2017.