A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 32-year-old man, Mohammed Zulfaralu, in Correctional centre for allegedly raping an 85-year-old woman.
The defendant, who resides at Gidan Kwana, Kwanar Dangora Village, is facing a two-count charge of criminal trespass and rape.
The prosecutor, ASP Badamasi Gawuna, told the court that one Abubakar Yusuf, of Kwanan Dangora, reported the case at Kwanan Dangora Police Division Kano, on June 8.
He alleged that sometimes in the month of Nov. 2019, the defendant trespassed into the complainant 85-year-old mother’s house situated at Unguwar Rimi Kwanar Dangora, and had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
The defendant, however, pleaded guilty to the charges.
Gawuna said that the offence contravenes Sections 344 and 283 of the penal code.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Idris, ordered the remand of the defendant at Correctional service centre and adjourned the case until August 1, for further mention.
The defendant was on June. 10, arrested by the Kano State Police Command for allegedly raping 40 women, including the 85-year-old victim.