From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court, yesterday remanded one Sunday Achir, 40, at the Makurdi Correctional Centre for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl.
During hearing of the case, the Police prosecutor, Hyacinth Gbakor, told the court that on June 22, 2020 at about 11:55 am at Tse Agberagba, Konshisha local government area of Benue State, an 11-year-old girl of the same address had gone to assist her grandmother in the market and was returning back home when the defendant, Mr Sunday Achinge forcefully dragged her into his room and had carnal knowledge of her without her consent.
He said during police investigation, the said Sunday Achir was arrested for committing the crime, contrary to section 284 of the penal code law of Benue State, 2004.
The prosecutor also, informed the court that investigation into the matter was still on and asked the court for another day to enable him prove his case.
Meanwhile, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction by the accused counsel.
The trial magistrate, Victor Kor, therefore, ordered that the accused who lives at Tse-Agberagba be remanded in correctional center in Makurdi and adjourned the case to September 14 for mention.