Court remands man for alleged abduction, defilement



 A Kaduna  Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered remand of
a 27-year-old man, Sunday Markus, who allegedly abducted and defiled a teenager.

The Magistrate, Blessing Stephen, did not  take the plea of Markus but ruled that he would be kept at a custodial centre pending advice from the state director of public prosecutions.

She adjourned the case until June 28 for mention.

Markus, a resident of Sarki Street, Kudenden in Kaduna, is charged with abduction and defilement.

According to the prosecutor, Insp Sunday Baba, Markus committed the offences on April 30
at his residence.

Baba alleged that Markus  took the 16-year-old  from her house to his residence and had sexual intercourse with her, when her parents went for a church programme.

“The suspect went to the girl’s room while she was sleeping, threatened to kill her if she would shout, dragged her into his vehicle and drove away to his house,” he submitted.

The prosecutor said the girl’s parents reported the case at a police station after some neighbours called them on phone.

The alleged offences contravene Sections 283 and 253 of the Penal Law of Kaduna State, 2017. (NAN)