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Court remands applicant, 26, for raping 11-year old girl

Makurdi – A  Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded an applicant, Daniel Iorkua, 26, of Nyon Layout, Gboko Road, Makurdi in prison custody for allegedly raping an 11-year old girl.

The Prosecuting Police Officer, Insp. Moses Akoo, told the court that one Terna Fakaa had reported the case at the Police State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi on Sept. 20.

He said that the complainant stated that the accused, who was his neighbour, forcefully had sexual intercourse with his 11-year old ward.

“The complainant further reported that the victim told him that the accused person had used his hand to cover her mouth during the act to prevent her from shouting for help.”

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 284 of the Penal Code.

The court did not take the plea of the accused for want of jurisdiction.

The prosecutor said that investigation into the matter was in progress and asked the court for another date for mention.

The Magistrate, Mr Austin Ityoyiman, ordered the accused to be remanded in prison and adjourned the matter to Oct. 31 for further mention. (NAN)


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