A 27-year-old man, Musa Haruna, has been remanded in a correctional facility in Kaduna State.
He was remanded by a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to r*pe a 9-year-old girl.
The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, who did not take the plea of Haruna for lack of jurisdiction to hear the matter ordered the police to return the case file to the Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
He, however, adjourned the matter until Sept. 30.
Haruna, who resides at Ungwan Rimi Kaduna, is charged with attempted r*pe.
The prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept. 2 at his residence.
Leo said the defendant lured the 9-year–old into his room and attempted to r*pe her.
The prosecutor added that the girl’s scream alerted some neighbours who rescued her and handed the defendant to the police.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 207 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 (as amended).