A 40-year-old man, Abdulhamid Danbala, on Friday appeared before a Magistrates’ Court in Kano for allegedly raping an 8-year-old girl in a farm.
The labourer, a resident of Shakayi Village, Shanono Local Government Area of the state, allegedly committed the act on November 15, 2015.
According to the prosecutor, Sale Nakawu, the accused, who is facing a count charge of rape, dragged the girl to a farm in the village and raped her at about 9 pm on the said date.
The accused trailed the girl and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her several times.
The prosecutor said, “As a result of the large size of his manhood and forceful penetration, the victim sustained injuries in her private part.
“The victim was rushed to the Gwarzo General Hospital for treatment.
“The girl’s father reported the case to the Shanono Police Division on the same date,” the prosecutor said, adding that the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
In her ruling, the Senior Magistrate, Halima Wali, adjourned the case till October 20 for mention, ordering that the accused person be remanded in prison custody