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The Kano High Court at Audu Bako Secretariat on Wednesday set free a man, Mamuda Idris, who was first arraigned in 2017 for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl. The judge, Ahmed Badamasi, said the prosecution led by Ghazali Bichi failed to prove the allegation of rape against Mr Idris.

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The prosecution in suit no K/156c/2017 had alleged that Mr Idris, a resident of Doguwa local government, sometime in 2017 lured the minor (name withheld) into a room and raped her. But delivering his judgment, the judge said “ from what has been presented before the court orally and documentarily, I hold that the prosecution has not proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. “Consequently the defendant is hereby discharged and acquitted,” Justice Badamasi said.

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