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An 18-year-old man in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, has allegedly defiled an 11-year-old girl four times and ‘paid’ her N200 each time.
The suspect, Hassan Mohammed, a resident of National Supply, Yola, has been remanded for allegedly taking advantage of the minor.
Magistrate Japhet Ibrahim Basani of the Magistrate Court 2, Yola, ordered the remand of Hassan after he admitted defiling the girl four times and giving her N200 after each session.
He narrated how he first met the minor when she came to fetch water at his area in National Supply, and succeeded in luring her to a burnt house where he defiled her.
The prosecution had earlier informed the court that the mother of the girl reported to the police that the accused person had on 4 different occasions taken her daughter to the building and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.
While arraigning him in court, police prosecutor, Naomi Hassan, urged the court to read out the substance of the offence to the defendant to enable him enter his plea.
When asked whether he committed the crime, the suspect said that he actually had sexual intercouse with the minor, saying that he was the one that started defiling her before other men, and that he used to give her N200 each time he met with her.
After his plea, the prosecutor pleaded with the court to adjourn the matter to enable her to send the case file to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
Basani then ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison custody, and adjourned the case to the 20th September, 2021.