A 57-year-old man, Aminu Ibrahim, who allegedly raped a minor after luring her with N50 and milk, was, yesterday, granted bail by a Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwa Nama.
Ibrahim, of Agada Sogai, Jos, was first arraigned on May 6, on charges bordering on rape and criminal intimidation.
Ibrahim denied committing the offences, but the court ordered his remand and adjourned the case until yesterday.
The offences contravened Sections 282 and 396 of the Penal Code.
The judge, Mr. J. Yahaya, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 and a surety in like sum and adjourned the case until July 21, for continuation of hearing.
The prosecutor, Inspector E. A. Inegbenose, told the court that the victim’s mother, Maryam Abdulahi, reported the matter at Nasarawa Gwom Divisional Police Headquarters on April 26.
Inegbenose told the court that the mother noticed that her eight-year-old daughter had difficulties walking, then interrogated her.
He said the victim told the mother that the accused person lured her with N50 and a milk after which he took her to his shop and raped her.
The prosecutor said after the rape, the accused threatened to kill the victim if she ever mentioned it to anyone. He added that during Police investigations, the accused person confessed to have committed the crime.