By Patience Yakubu, Kaduna.
A Kaduna Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a 23-year-old bricklayer, Abubakar Badamasi, accused of sodomising a minor, should be remanded in a correctional centre.
Badamasi, who resides in Kabala Doki area of the state, was charged with unnatural offence, contrary to Section 259 of the Kaduna State Penal Code.
Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel, who did not take the plea of Badamasi for lack of jurisdiction, ordered that he should be remanded in a correctional facility, pending the reception of a legal advice.
The magistrate, who adjourned the case until Feb. 6, ordered that the case file be returned to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that the matter was reported at the office of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kabala Doki, on Dec. 22.
He said that Badamasi allegedly lured the six-year-old boy into an uncompleted building in the neighbourhood and sodomised him.
The prosecutor added that Badamasi gave the victim biscuits, N100 and instructed him not to tell anyone about what had transpired.
Leo further said Badamasi was arrested after the boy told his mother what happened.