Jigawa Magistrate Court remands 60-year-old blind man for alleged sodomy

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A Dutse Chief Magistrates’ Court Jigawa on Wednesday, ordered that a 60-year-old blind man, Muhammad Abdul, who allegedly attempted to sodomise his guide boy to be remanded in a correctional centre.

The Magistrate, Mr Akilu Isma’il, who ordered that Abdul be remanded in Dutse Correctional Centre, adjourned the case until October 5 for further mention.

The police charged Abdul, who resides in Guru Local Government Area of Yobe state, with an attempt to commit an unnatural offence.

Earlier, the Senior State Prosecution Counsel, Mr Kabiru Warwade, told the court that Abdul committed the offence on September 8, at 10 a.m., at Garko Quarters, in Hadejia Local Government Area.

Kabiru said that Abdul lured the boy to a bushy area behind the Sharia Court, Hadejia and attempted to sodomise him.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 95 of the Penal Code.

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