a 60-year-old man, Nuhu Mohammed in prison, for raping his 12-year-old daughter and her 13-year-old friend.
Mohammed is facing a one-count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with two minors.
He pleaded guilty to the offence and begged the court for mercy.
Magistrate Fati Auna, however rejected his plea on the grounds that her court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the case.
Auna directed that the case file be forwarded to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice and ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison pending the advice.
The case has adjourned until November 16 for mention.