A Chief Magistrate Court in Kaduna on Tuesday ordered that a labourer, Moses Clement, who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.
Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel, who did not take the plea of Clement, ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send the same to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
Emmanuel who frowned at the high rate of rape of minors, adjourned the case until October 12, for a hearing.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Chodi Leo, told the court that Clement committed the offence on Sept. 2, at Barnawa Kaduna State.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 207 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.