A Jalingo High Court on Monday remanded two men, Habu Idi and Muazu Ibrahim in prison custody for allegedly gang-raping a 13 year-old-girl at Zing in the Zing Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Although, a magistrates’ court had previously granted bail to the accused persons when the case was mentioned for hearing, Justice Yahya Bashir ordered that one of the accused, Ibrahim, should be remanded in prison custody. Ibrahim was in court while Idi was not.
The judge directed the state Counsel, Mr Habu Audu, to liase with the magistrates’ court to locate Idi.
Audu had earlier told the court that the accused persons committed gang-rape, criminal force and assault which he said, were punishable under section 283 and 265(A) of the Penal Code.
The case was adjourned to October 16, 2012.