A 28-year-old mechanic, Abdulkadir Salihu, has been remanded in prison by a Lokoja senior magistrate’s court for allegedly abducting and r*ping a teenage girl for five days.
Salihu was arraigned on a two-count charge of kidnapping and r*pe
According to Prosecuting police officer, Corporal Ubi Ubana, a man who identified himself as Adama Ibrahim of Galilee Street, Lokoja reported the matter at the ‘A’ Division Police headquarters and Department of Criminal Investigation, Lokoja on October 23.
Ubana explained that Ibrahim had while reporting the matter alleged that on October 16, at about 1:25 pm, his 13-year-old niece (names withheld) was sent to buy Okro from Adankolo New Layout Market, when the accused cunningly took her into his house on Agbai Street and defiled her.
Ibrahim said Salihu locked up the girl in his room from October 16 to 20 during which he had carnal knowledge of the teenager several times. He eventually released her after the fifth day.
Ubana said investigation was ongoing, but asked that the accused be remanded in prison due to the gravity of his offence.
Mrs Joyce Abdulmalik of the Lokoja Senior Magistrate Court 1, in her ruling, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Medium Security Federal Prisons, Koton-Karfe and subsequently adjourned the case to November 10 for mention.