46-year-old man remanded for defiling 13-year-old girl in Makurdi

Another rape insurgent in Makurdi led see a 46-year-old man remanded in Makurdi for defiling 13-year-old girl.

A 46-year-old man is currently facing the wrath of law in the police custody for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl in Makurdi, Benue state capital.

The No. 54 Bauchi Street, Wadata area of Makurdi suburb, Alhaji Sani Hashim allegedly force the young girl who was sent to hawk groundnuts in the market vicinity into his room and had intercouse with her.

In a report by Daily Trust, the prosecution told the court that the complainant, Abdullazak Umuru of No. 8 Ejule Street, Wurukum in Makurdi, reported at the Police Area Command, Makurdi on July 7, 2020 at about 9:00am, that he sent his 13-year-old girl of the same address to sell groundnuts and while on her way to market, the accused forcefully dragged her into his room and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.

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The court also heard that during Police investigation, the said Alhaji Sani Hashimu was arrested for committing the crime contrary to section 284 of the Penal Code Law of Benue State, 2004.

However, the accused vehemently denied committing the crime. When the matter came up, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.

The prosecution, therefore, told the court that investigation was still in progress and asked for another date to enable it complete investigation and prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

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It is on that note that the Chief Magistrate, Isaac Ajim, order for the suspect to be remanded at the custodial center till the adjourned date, which is 9th of October 2020.

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