Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano on Friday ordered the remand of a 65-year-old man, Umar Yakubu, for allegedly defiling five minors.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Yakubu, who lives at Rijiyar Lemo Quarters Kano, was arraigned on a charge of defilement.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
According to the prosecutor, Mrs Maryam Jibrin, the defendant committed the offence in February and March at Rijiyar Lemo Quarters, Kano.
She alleged that Yakubu, on different occasions, deceived and lured five minors, aged 12 and 13, into an uncompleted building at Rijiyar Lemo Quarters and had sexual intercourse with them.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The Chief Magistrate, Auwal Yusuf-Suleiman, ordered that the defendant be kept in a custodial centre and adjourned the case till April 28 for mention.