Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos North Local Government Area, on Wednesday remanded one Hambali Musa in prison for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl.
The presiding judge, Suleiman Lawal, denied the accused bail, contending that the offence of rape is not bailable.
Lawal adjourned the case till August 21 for mention.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ibrahim Gukwat, told the court that one Aminun Musa reported the case on July 3 at Nassarawa Police Station. Gukwat said Musa, of Dulla Jos, reported that on June 29, his wife Layuza Lukman, informed him that the little girl jerked and cried endlessly when she tried to wash her private part.
The prosecutor said when the toddler was asked what the cause of her pains was, she mentioned the name of the accused as the one who abused her.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge, but his prayer for bail was turned down by the court.