A 27-year-old man, Mannir Abubakar, of the Dan Hako Quarter, Kofar Kaora area of Katsinahas been remanded in prison custody for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old mentally ill girl.
Abubakar was charged with one count of rape contrary to the provision of Section 283 of Penal Code.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, which arrested Abubakar, said he was caught molesting the teenager on May 6, 2019.
Abubakar was said to have confessed to committing the offence during interrogation.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lawal Bello, told the court that investigation was still in progress.
He requested Hajiya Fadile Dikko, who presided over the Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court, to adjourn the case to a new date for mention.
The case was subsequently adjourned till June 26, 2019, for mention.
Dikko ordered that Abubakar should be remanded in prison custody.