By Ramatu Garba and Deborah Akpede
A 28-year-old man, Alhassan Musa, on Wednesday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court sitting at Audu Bako Secretariat, Kano, for allegedly sexually abusing nine under-age boys.
Musa of Gwammaja Layin Jirgi, Kano, was charged with unnatural offence, contrary to Section 284 of the Penal Code.
Prosecutor Suleiman Danladi had told the court that parents of two of the abused minors, Ahmed Musbahu and Fatihu Hibbu, jointly reported the matter on July 24.
Danladi said that on July 18, the accused person lured the nine minors between the ages of 11 and 12 to defile them at separate times.
“Your Worship, from our investigation, the accused lured the minor into his Shop at Gwammaja Layin Jirgi Quarters to have unlawful sex with each of them through their anus.
“He had his way at different occasions to perform the unlawful carnal knowledge of the children by offering them N100.
NAN reports that the accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, however, remanded the accused in prison custody, and adjourned the case till Sept. 29 for mention.
Meanwhile, the Igando Customary Court on Wednesday dissolved a 16-year-old marriage between Funmilayo Adedeji and Emmanuel Adedeji over a 10-year sex starvation of the wife by the husband.
Delivering his judgment, the president of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said the petitioner was adamant despite several mediations from the court and family intervention on the issue.
“Since the petitioner insisted on a divorce after several interventions, the court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the wife still claims she loved her husband.
“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Emmanuel Adedeji and Funmilayo Adedeji dissolved today; both parties, henceforth, ceased to be husband and wife.
“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation,’’ Omilola ruled.
Earlier, Funmilayo had in her response to a suit filed by her husband said that Emmanuel gave no reasons for starving her of sex for a decade.
“My husband refused to make love to me since 2006, I don’t know his reasons.
“I had called members of my family and those of his family to intervene but he refused to change.
“My body yearns for sex but I don’t just want to commit adultery because I want all the children to be fathered by one man,’’ she said. (NAN)
(Edited by Martins Odeh//Felix Nwadioha)