A Chief Justice of the Peace Court docket in Sokoto on Monday ordered the remand of Aminu Hayatu-Tafida accused of raping a 16-year-old woman and circulating her nude video on the Web.
Hayatu-Tafida, a son of standard politician and a political appointee in Sokoto state authorities, was arraigned earlier than the court docket for allegedly conspiring with three others to flow into the rape video.
The accused individuals have been arraigned following substituted expenses filed individually in opposition to them.
Hayatu-Tafida was first arraigned on a depend cost of rape and later joined him with the three others on a separate cost sheet.
The accused had pleaded not responsible to the fees.
The Chief Justice of the Peace, Shuaibu Ahmad, ordered that Hayatu-Tafida be remanded in Sokoto Correctional Heart to allow police full investigation and acquire recommendation from the state Director of Public Prosecution.
Within the second case, Hayatu-Tafida appeared together with three others for allegedly sharing the nude video on social media platforms.
The three accused individuals have been Umar Abubakar, Mas’ud Abubakar-Gidado and Aliyu Shehu Kangiwa, are all residents of Sokoto metropolis.
The costs in opposition to them included act of gross indecency, abetment, sale of obscene e book and printing or engraving matter recognized to be defamatory.
The prosecuting officer, ASP Samuel Sule, stated all of the offences contravened the penal code legislation and legal guidelines of Sokoto state.
Sule instructed the court docket that the case was reported by mom of the woman, Hajiya Safiya Umar of Bardon Barade space of Sokoto.
He stated that the complainant reported Hayatu-Tafida had typically in 2017, lured the 16-year-old woman to a lodge, had illegal carnal data of her and recorded her nudity in an 18 seconds video clip.
He added that the acts resulted to the termination of the woman’s marriage ceremony, scheduled to happen in October, this 12 months.
The accused individuals additionally pleaded not responsible to the fees.
The Chief Justice of the Peace stated the offences within the second cost have been bailable and granted the three accused individuals bail within the sum of N500,000 every.
Ahmad adjourned the case to Oct. 19, for listening to. (NAN)