A Kano magistrate court yesterday remanded, Tukur Musa, a 45-year-old retired vehicle inspection officer in prison custody for allegedly defiling and infecting a 13-year-old girl with HIV.
The chief magistrate, Maryam Sabo, ordered the remand of the accused in prison custody pending the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecution.
Musa lives Panshekara Quarters Kano.
The prosecutor, Inspector Shuaibu Musa, told the court that Rabiu Usman of the same address reported the case to Panshekara Police Division Kano on Dec. 29.
“About two months ago the accused, Tukur, lured the complainant’s 13-year-old daughter into his room situated at Panshekara Quarters Kano, and had unlawful sexual intercourse with her.
“The victim was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Kano for examination and was found to have been infected with HIV.”
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code.
The magistrate adjourned the case to Jan. 18, for mention
The accused pleaded not guilty to the one count charge.