From Ado Abubakar Musa Jos
Upper Area Court 3 sitting in Kasuwan Nama area of Jos Metropolis has remained one Isaq Mukaila in a prison custody over the case of alleged attempt to rape a five year old.
The presiding judge, Yahaya Muhammed Kanam who decided on the case said there is no sufficient evidence to warrant granting bail to the accused person as demanded by the defending lawyer.
He said although the police had earlier granted bail to the accused person on the condition of health problem,“ there is no evidence before this court to prove that the accused is ill as claimed by his counsel“.
The counsel to the accused person had told the court that the said Isaq mukaila is not physically fit to stand trial before the court and demanded for bail which was refused by the Judge on the gravity of the offense.
A child right activist who is prosecuting the case right from the police station to the area court said, “ there is no going back on the case“.
According to Madam Aisha -smail Arewa,such cases of rape among Muslim community in the state is now rampant, stating the need penalized such offenders.
She explained that although there has been frantic efforts by some “powerful individual“, such acts should not be con doled by the society.
The accused person who pleaded not guilty on the attempted rape case was later take a jos Prison until 19 January for further hearing into the case.
In another development, Justice Yahaya Kanam had equally ordered that one Nasiru Abba who is currently in a police cell be brought to the Court to answer charged of Criminal Trespass, intimidation and mischief under section 348,397 and 327 of the 1979 constitution.