A Kaduna High Court on Thursday ordered that a 34-year-old labourer, Umar Adamu, who allegedly defiled a four-year-old girl be remanded in a correctional centre.
The police charged Adamu, who resides in Pala Village of Anchau Local Government Area of Kaduna State, with defilement.
Earlier, the Defence Counsel, Rabiu Adamu, made a bail application in favor of his client, urging the court to grant him bail in the most liberal terms.
The Prosecution Counsel, Florence Hassan told the court that the defendant defiled the minor on January 24.
Hassan said that the defendant lured the four-year-old into his room when her mother went to the market and defiled her.
She said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 257 and is punishable under Section 258 of the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2020.
Justice A. A. Bello, who refused to admit the defendant to bail, ordered that he be remanded in a Kaduna correctional centre.
She adjourned the case until March 10 for a hearing, NAN reports.