From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court, yesterday remanded a 28-year-old man, Terver Awuha of Idye Village, Makurdi, for allegedly raping a 6-year-old girl, Bella Omachi.
When the matter came up for mention, the Police Prosecuting Officer, Sergeant Friday Kanshio told the court that on June 5, the mother of the victim, Mrs. Deborah Omachi of Idye Village, opposite ‘B’ Division reported to the police that on June 3, at about 7:30pm, she sent her daughter to buy Indomie.
However, on her way, the accused stopped her and dragged her into his room and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.
She further stated that on June 5,at about 2pm, the said Terver Awuha took Bella Omachi into his room and had sex with her and gave her N100.
He said during police investigation, the Makurdi based motorcyclist popularly known as Okada was arrested for committing the offence,which is contrary to section 284 of the penal code law of Benue State 2004.
No plea was taken for want of jurisdiction as the trial Magistrate, Mr. Isaac Ajim ordered that the accused be remanded at the Nigeria correctional service in Makurdi and adjourned the case to August 28, for further mention.