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Court remands businessman for allegedly defiling an 8-year-old girl



An Upper Customary Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, on Tuesday remanded a 32-year-old businessman, Raphael Moses, in a correction centre for allegedly defiling an eight/year-old girl.

The Judge, Mr Michael Bawa, who did not take the plea of Moses, ordered that the case file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

He, then adjourned the case until May 19 for DPP advice.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) had charged the defendant with defilement.

Earlier, the NSCDC Prosecutor, Mr Marcus Audu told the court that the girl’s mother, Catherine Denis, reported the case at the Corp’s office in Kafanchan on April 22.

Audu said that Moses lured the girl to his room and defiled her.

He said that Moses was caught by some neighbours, who took the complainant to the Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

Audu said that the offence contravend the provisions of Section 259 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.

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