The boy was coming from the mosque, and his life changed on his way home.

He was allegedly lured by Bala into a nearby shop, where he was raped by the adult.

After the act, Suleiman Bala was apprehended and charged. He was in court on Wednesday

A Magistrates’ Court in Kano that is hearing the case remanded the 25-year-old man, Suleiman Bala, in prison for allegedly defiling the 5-year-old boy.

Bala is facing a count charge of "unnatural offence", while the victim was rushed to Dawakin Kudu Hospital for treatment.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 284 of the Penal Code.

Bala, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibril adjourned the case until May 15 for mention.