The Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State on Monday remanded 32-year-old Samuel Akpan in a correction centre for allegedly molesting a five-year-old girl.
The judge, Mohammed Jibril, ordered that the defendant be remanded until November 23 for the court to determine his bail condition.
The defendant, who resides at Tudun Wada, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, is being tried for the procuration of a minor. He, however, denied committing the crime.
The prosecution counsel, Hamen Donald, told the court that the complainant, Favour Basaki, reported the matter at the “A” Division Police Station, Mararaba, on September 30.
He said the complainant, a neighbour to the defendant and the victim’s mother, alleged that she left her daughter (victim) in the care of the defendant when she travelled for her sister’s wedding.
However, he said two weeks after the complainant returned, she discovered that her daughter was not feeling well and could not walk properly.
He said the complainant discovered that the defendant had sexually molested her daughter.
He said the offence contravenes the section 275 of the Penal Code.