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Man Arraigned For Raping Eleven Year Old Girl

Posted: Aug 3, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tor Vande-Acka Makurdi

A middle aged man (names withheld) was on Thursday arraigned before a Makurdi court for allegedly raping his 11 year old daughter.

Daily Independent gathered that a neighbour to the family blew the whistle on the man when she heard the repeated cries of the girl who was in agony during the incident.

She had then drawn the attention of the girl’s mother (wife of the accused) to the development.

After examining the daughter and ascertaining that the child was abused, the mother reported the matter to the police which arrested the accused.

 Daily Independent further gathered that the man was caught in the act after repeatedly abusing his daughter whenever his wife was away at work.

The prosecuting police officer, Hyacinth Gbakun, told the court that the action of the man contravened Section 91 of the Penal Code and the laws of Benue state.

No plea was taken for want of jurisdiction as the prosecuting officer requested for adjournment to allow the Police carry out further investigations into the matter.

In her ruling, the presiding Judge, Cecilia Bakare adjourned the case to September 29th, 2015 for further mention and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.