Police on Monday arraigned a 31-year-old man, Ghali Abubakar, at the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl in the state.
Abubakar, a resident of Rijiyar Lemo Quarters, Kano State, was arraigned on a one-count charge of rape.
The offence, according to the police, contravened section 283 of the penal code.
The prosecution counsel, Jamilu Abubakar, told the court that one Ibrahim Ali of the same address reported the matter at Rijiyar Lemo Police Division Kano, on June 2.
He said the defendant lured the girl into his room and forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The presiding Chief Magistrate, Halima Nasir, ordered the remand of the defendant in a correctional centre.
She also ordered that the case file should be sent to the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
The magistrate adjourned the matter until November 4 for further mention.