A 40-year-old farmer, Zakaria Bulus, has been remanded in a correctional centre by a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, on Monday, for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a deaf-mute 10-year-old girl.
Bulus was charged by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna with defilement.
The presiding judge, Mr Samson Kwasu, however, did not take the plea of Bulus for want of jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Kwasu directed the prosecutor to forward the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
He adjourned the matter until July 18 for further mention.
Earlier, the NSCDC prosecutor, Mr Marcus Audu, told the court that the matter was reported at the corps office in Kafanchan by the victim’s mother, Mary Hosea, on June 13.
Audu alleged that Bulus lured the complainant’s daughter into an uncompleted building at Ungwan Masara and defiled her.
He said the minor was taken to the Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Kafanchan.
The prosecutor also said Bulus confessed to the crime during investigation.