A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday admitted Ibrahim Ali to bail in the sum of N300, 000 for alleged rape of a 10 year-old girl.
The presiding officer, Umar Kagarko, said the court admitted the defendant to bail because of the number of days he spent in custody during interrogation.
Kagarko ordered Ali to produce a reliable surety in like sum.
He said the surety must be a public servant with a reasonable grade level and reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
He adjourned the case till May 31 for hearing.
Ali of Bwari was arraigned on a two-count charge of rape, threat and criminal intimidation.
The Prosecutor, Olajide Olanipekun, told the court that Saadiya Haliru of Shere Bwari, reported the matter at Bwari Police Station on Feb. 9.
He said that Ali had on Jan 25, had unlawful and forceful carnal knowledge of her without her consent.
Olanipekun said that the incident took place at an uncompleted building at Shere village, Bwari in FCT.
The prosecutor said police investigations revealed that Ali also threatened to kill the girl if she told anybody about it.
He said Ali had confessed to the crime, adding that the offence contravened Sections 283 and 397 of the Penal Code.
Ali pleaded not guilty.