A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a 30-year-old man, Balarabe Salisu, who allegedly sodomised his 20-year-old wife, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.
The police charged Salisu, who is ‘deaf and dumb’, with unnatural offence, NAN reports.
Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibril ordered the police to return the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
Jibril adjourned the case until July 10 for further mention.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp. Pogu Lale, informed the court that Malam Abubakar Umar of Dorayi Karama Quarters Kano, reported the case at Dorayi Babba Police Division Kano, on June 14.
Lale told the court that the accused married the complainant’s 20-year-old ‘deaf and dumb’ daughter sometimes in March 2019.
He alleged that the accused on many occasions sodomised his daughter.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 284 of the Penal Code
After the charge was read to him, Salisu pleaded not guilty.
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