JOS – A 30-year-old car washer, Aminu Mohammed, on Wednesday appeared
before an Upper Area Court in Jos, for allegedly committing “unnatural
sex” with a minor.
Mohammed is standing trial over a three-count charge of criminal
intimidation, indecent act and unnatural sex with a 10-year old girl.
The accused person, a resident of Kerenar-mutuwa area of Jos, appeared
before the court presided by Malam Mustapha Hassan on the three-count
charge, including sexual intercourse through the anus of the minor.
The Prosecutor, Mr Shuaibu Tambaya, had told the court that the accused
committed the offence on Feb. 2, at about 8pm.
Tambaya said that on the same date, at about 9pm, Alhaji Daiyabu Muazu,
reported the accused to the Angwan-Rogo police station over the alleged
He said that the complainant informed the police that the accused
intimidated the minor and seduced her by having sex with her through the
“The accused threatened to harm his victim if she informs her parents or
anybody that he is forcing her into the act.
“However, luck ran against him when the minor got tied of the molestation
and informed her mother who later briefed the father of the minor about the
“But during police interrogation and investigation the suspect failed to
convince them beyond reasonable doubt that he was innocent as he kept
contradicting himself on the matter.“
The prosecutor said that the accused had committed an offence contrary to
sections 395, 200 and 275 of the Penal Code.
The accused person, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and applied
to the court for bail.
The prosecutor objected to the bail application of the accused on the
ground that the police had sent the minor for medical examination in the
hospital to ascertain the crime.
“My lord, if granted bail, the accused may tamper with the police
investigation,” he added.
The Judge ordered the accused to be remanded in prison and adjourned the
case to March 12 for hearing. (NAN)