A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded a 22-year-old man, Yusuf Ali, in prison for allegedly raping an 8-year-old girl.

Ali, who lives in Gama B Brigade Quarters Kano, was arraigned on one count – rape.

The prosecutor, Inspector Yakubu Galadima, told the court that one Jamila of the same address reported the matter at Gwagwarwa police Division Kano, on April 18.

Galadima said that on April 16, the accused allegedly lured the little girl into his mother’s room situated at Brigade Quarters Kano.

“The accused forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with the victim,” he said.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened section 283 of the penal code.

Ali pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.

However, the Judge, Senior Magistrate Zubair Inuwa ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till May 30, for mention.