A Kaduna magistrates’ court on Friday remanded a driver , Amos Luka , 33 , for allegedly raping his landlord’ s 16 – year -old daughter.
The Magistrate , Umar Ibrahim , who did not take the defendant’ s plea , ordered that he (Luka ) should be kept in correctional facility pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.
Ibrahim adjourned the case until Jan. 17 , 2020 , for mention.
The defendant, a resident of Idoma Road , Hayin Bakin , Kaduna State, is facing a charge of rape.
The Prosecutor , Insp . Chidi Leo , had told the court that the victim ’ s parents reported the matter at Kawo Police Station on December 2.
Leo said that on the same date , about 6 pm when the landlord ’ s 16- year – old daughter was taking her bath , the defendant, who is a tenant in the house , forcefully opened the bathroom.
“ The defendant then covered her mouth with his hand and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her before she was rescued by the mother who came back from the market , ” he said.
The prosecutor noted that the offence contravened Section 258 of the Kaduna State Penal Code , 2017.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 258 of the Penal Code prescribes life sentence for rape.