It was a day of reckoning, for a teacher, Victor Kusi, who is facing trial for alleged abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl in Kano.

Mr Kusi, 30, was arraigned on Friday before a Magistrate Court.

When hearing began, the Prosecutor, who is a police officer, Isyaku Alhassan, told the court that the accused kept the girl in his room for two days and raped her repeatedly.

"The accused kept the victim for two days in his room and forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with her three times," he said.

Mr Alhassan further told the court that the offences contravened Sections 272 and 283 of the Penal Code.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Senior Magistrate, Hajiya Aisha Yahaya, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison, pending the advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

Yahaya adjourned the case till March 14, for further mention.

In June 2015, the Nigerian Senate approved a life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of rape.