An 18-year-old man, Hassan Mohammed has been remanded for having forceful carnal knowledge of an 11-year old girl four times. He also allegedly paid her a meagre sum of 200 naira after each assault.
He also explained that he first met the young girl when she came to fetch water in his area and lured her to a burnt building where he defiled her.
The prosecution told the court of how the girl's mother reported the case to the police, the victims mother said the accused had on four different occasions forceful slept with her daughter in a burnt building and paid her 200 naira to keep her mouth shut.
While arraigning him in court, the police prosecutor, Naomi Hassan, urged the court to read out the substance of the offence to the defendant to enable him enter his plea.
After the reading, Hassan pleaded guilty of the crime levelled against him.
He stated that he was the first to start having sexual relations with the girl and he always pays her 200 naira after every encounter, before other men started having sex with her too, when he was asked if he committed the crime.
After the suspect pleaded guilty, the prosecutor pleaded with the court to adjourn the case so as to allow her send the case file to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
Magistrate Basani afterwards ordered Hassan to remain in prison custody as the case was adjourned to 20th of September, 2021
Rape cases are becoming more rampant in our society, it's high time we stood up against this raging menance, called rape.
Campaigns against rape should be intensified and actions should be taken to bring these heartless rapists to book.
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