A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court, has remanded one Sunday Achir, 40 years old, at the Makurdi Correctional Centre for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl.
The trial magistrate, Victor Kor, ordered that the accused who lives at Tse-Agberagba be remanded due to the magnitude of the alleged offence.
Kor, then adjourned the case to September 14 for further mention.
Earlier, the Police prosecutor, Hyacinth Gbakor, told the court that on June 22nd, 2020, at about 11:55pm, at Tse Agberagba, Konshisha local government area of Benue State, an 11-year-old girl of the same address who went to assist her grandmother in the market was returning back home.
The defendant, Mr. Sunday Achir held her and dragged her into his room and had carnal knowledge of her without her consent.
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.
No plea was taken.
The prosecutor informed the court that investigation into the matter was still on and asked the court for another day to enable the prosecution prove its case.
Also in the same court, five persons, Tsokaa Unon Moses, Aondona Orseer, Tersoo Atser, Celestine Gyuse and Alu Donald, who were arraigned for criminal conspiracy, causing obstruction on public highway and extortion were granted bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with one surety in like sum.
The five persons were arrested along Aliade-Gboko road in Benue state for mounting illegal checkpoints with log of woods and extorting money from unsuspecting motorist.