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Court remands businesswoman for sexually abusing 8-year-old girl in Kaduna



A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, has ordered that a 36-year-old businesswoman, Lois Iliya, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly s3xually abusing an 8-year-old girl. 

The defendant was charged by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC, with unnatural offence, contrary to section 259 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, NAN reports.

The NSCDC prosecutor, Insp. Marcus Audu told the court that the complainant, Alice Daniel, reported the matter at the Corp’s office in Kafanchan on September 13, 2023. 

Mr Audu said the defendant, who resides at Katsit, was in the habit of luring the complainant’s eight-year-old daughter into her room and having sex with her using her fingers.

According to him, in addition to fingering the girl on a daily basis since May, the defendant always rubbed the girl’s breasts with her hands, which caused them to grow.

The prosecutor said when the girl’s mother found out, the victim was taken to Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre for medical examination, after which the matter was referred to the NSCDC for investigation.

The chief magistrate, Samson Kwasu, did not take the plea of the defendant for lack of jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

Mr Kwasu directed the prosecutor to forward a copy of the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

He, thereafter, adjourned the matter till Oct. 4, for further mention.

The defendant faces up to 21 years imprisonment if convicted.

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