Kaduna Man Arrested For Raping 10-year-old Girl
In a significant development, a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, has issued an order for the remand of a 40-year-old farmer, Zakaria Bulus, in a correctional centre. The charges against Bulus revolve around the alleged defilement of a 10-year-old girl within the state.According to reliable sources, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is leading the charge against Bulus, who stands accused of the heinous crime of defilement. The presiding judge, Samson Kwasu, presided over the court proceedings and chose not to entertain Bulus’ plea at this stage.During the hearing, Judge Kwasu directed the prosecutor to submit the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for a legal opinion. This step aims to ensure a thorough examination of the evidence and guidance on further legal proceedings.Presenting the case before the court, NSCDC prosecutor Marcus Audu stated that the matter was brought to their attention by the victim’s mother on June 13, who filed a report at the NSCDC office in Kafanchan. Audu alleged that Bulus had enticed the complainant’s daughter into an uncompleted building located in Ungwan Masara, where the alleged defilement occurred.The minor, subjected to this traumatizing incident, was immediately taken to the Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Kafanchan for medical examination and support. Adding to the weight of the evidence, the prosecutor highlighted that Bulus had confessed to committing the crime during the course of the investigation.This distressing case underscores the urgency and importance of addressing incidents of child abuse in our society. The court’s decision to remand Bulus reflects the gravity of the charges brought against him, and the subsequent referral of the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution demonstrates a commitment to ensuring a fair and thorough legal process.The trial is set to continue as the case progresses, and the judiciary, along with law enforcement agencies, remains committed to upholding justice and protecting the vulnerable members of our society from such heinous acts.