A Nigerian houseboy, Aminu Musa, 20, on Friday appeared before a Jos Upper Area Court charged with raping the 12-year-old daughter of his master.
The accused, a resident of Laranto in Jos, appeared before Malam Mustapha Hassan, on a one-count charge of rape.
According to the police First Information Report (FIR), the accused committed the offence on Dec. 31, 2012, at about 12 p.m.
The FIR stated that the father of the girl(name withheld) reported the matter to the Laranto police station on the same date at about 2.00 p.m.
The police indicated that the accused took advantage of the absence of his master and lured the girl into an unoccupied room in the compound and raped her.
“Unable to bear the pains from the act, the victim raised an alarm that attracted some people to the crime scene.
“The father of the victim later reported the matter to the Laranto police station, Jos which prompted the arrest of the accused,’’ the FIR added.
The FIR stated that the minor was rushed to Kauna Hospital, Jos, for treatment. The FIR added that the accused person had committed an offence that was contrary to Section 387 of the Penal Code.
When the FIR was read to him, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge, and applied to the court for bail.
He claimed that he was “framed-up by his enemies.” The Prosecuting Police Officer, Mr Gokwat Ibrahim, told the court that the police was still investigating the matter and was waiting for the medical report from the hospital.
Ibrahim applied to the court for another date to prove the case against the accused “beyond reasonable doubt.” The trial Judge, Malam Mustapha Hassan, rejected the bail application and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison. He adjourned the case to Feb 1, for continuation.