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Published On: Wed, Nov 15th, 2017

Court remands 2 men for rape, homosexualism in Kebbi

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From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi

A Magistrate Court sitting in Birnin-Kebbi has ordered that two more accused persons, one Bashir Samaila and Faruq Abubakar should be remanded in prison for allegedly defiling minor and having anal sex with a teenage boy.
Presiding over the case, while ruling on the application, Magistrate Abubakart Atiku said that the accused persons, were arrested by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at Gwardu and Argungu towns for unlawfully having sexual affairs with their victims which violated sections 245 ,283 and 284 of Panel Code.
The first NSCDC Prosecutor, Felix Ogbeke told the Court that on November 5,2017,Faruq Abubakar defiling a minor, one Umuh,who was sent to his shop to buy wheat by her father for their animals.
He said the accused person grabbed the victim and defiled her, the offence which contradicted section 283 of panel code and asked the Court to adjourn the case to enable the Corps to conclude it investigation on the matter.
The second Prosecutor of NSCDC, Habib Sani also informed the Court that sometimes in September 2017, Bashir Samaila unlawfully used his manhood to penetrate through anus of one Abubakar Muhammad,a teenage boy, without his consent in Argungu town,Kebbi State.
He argued that, after he had committed the crime, he allegedly poured “chemical”, on the victim head, causing grievous hurt, the offences which,he said contradicting sections 284 and 245 of Panel Code and pleaded to the Court to remand the accused person in Prison till next adjourning date pending the conclusion of investigation on the matter by the Corps
The accused persons, however, denied all the allegations and pleaded not guilty.
While ruling on the matters, Magistrate Abubakar Atiku ruled that the Court has jurisdiction to entertain the first accused person case and ordered that he should be remanded in prison pending legal adviceon the matter.
On the second case, Magistrate Atiku ruled that the Court lacked jurisdiction to trial the accused person on natural offence (Homosexual), but declined that the Court would continue further hearing on the allegation of grievous hurt level against him by the complaint.
He, however, ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison till November 20,2017 for further hearing.

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