A-25-year-old herdsman, Hassan Namusa, in Correctional Centre has been ordered to stay behind bars by an Ilorin Magistrates’ court in Kwara State to July 14 when his plea would be taken.
Magistrate Aminat Issa of an Ilorin Magistrates’ remanded him to Correctional Centre for allegedly raping a housewife at gunpoint Kaiama Local Government Area of the State.
News agency of Nigeria reports that the defendant was arraigned on a count charge of rape which contravened Section 283 of Penal Code Law.
Issa listened and acquiesced to the Prosecutor, Insp. Issa Abubakar’s plea for the remand of the defendant and adjourned the case to July 14 for further mention.
The prosecuting police officer had informed the court that the defendant, while armed with a dummy gun, waylaid and raped his victim, a housewife, at Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara.
Abubakar urged the court to remand the defendant accordingly, pending further investigation.