A 25-year-old cattle rearer, Hassan Namusa, has been remanded in a correctional center for raping a housewife at gunpoint in Kwara State.
News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the incident happened in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara.
Magistrate Aminat Issa of an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court gave the order on Friday after the police arraigned the suspect.
The defendant was arraigned on a count charge of rape which contravened Section 283 of Penal Code Law.
Ms Issa listened and acquiesced to the prosecutor, Inspector Issa Abubakar’s plea for the remand of the defendant and adjourned the case to July 14 for further mention.
Earlier, the prosecuting police officer told the court that the defendant, while armed with a dummy gun, waylaid and raped his victim, a housewife.
Mr Abubakar urged the court to remand the defendant pending further investigation.