Abuja – An Upper Area Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa State on Friday remanded a 15-year-old -boy in prison custody for alleged raping of three children. The accused, who lives in Rafin Kwara Masaka, was charged for allegedly having canal knowledge of two sisters, one, six years -old, the second, 10 months and another 8-year-old in the same house. The police prosecutor, Insp. Joseph Ahua, told the court that the matter was reported by the victims’ parents, at Masaka Police Station on Sept. 12. He said that the accused was arrested and during police investigation he confessed to committing the offence. He said that the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code. “Whoever has canal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 14 years and shall also be liable to fine,’’ the Penal Code reads. The accused, pleaded not guilty to the charge, and his counsel, Mr R.N. Mbu applied for his bail. The presiding officer, Mr Vincent Gwehemba, however, refused the bail application and ordered the accused to be remanded in prison pending final investigation on the matter.
He adjourned the case till Oct. 16 for further hearing. (NAN)
Culled from: The Vanguard
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