An Upper Area Court in Mararaba,in the central Nigerian state of Nasarawa has remanded a 15-year-old -boy in prison custody for alleged raping of three children, including a 10-month old baby.
The accused, himself a minor, who lives in Rafin Kwara Masaka, was charged for allegedly having carnal knowledge of two sisters, a six year-old and an 8-year-old and the 10 month old baby, all living 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 12 September.
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 carnal 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 16 October for further hearing.