A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 43-year-old farmer, Denen Ande in a correctional centre for allegedly raping a seven-month old pregnant woman.
However, the presiding Magistrate, Adah Jack, did not take the plea of the accused for lack of jurisdiction.
Jack ordered that the accused be remanded in the Makurdi Correctional Centre while investigation continues.
She adjourned the case to November 7, for further mention.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Regina Ishaya told the court that the case was reported by one Nguevese Terkula of Dzev, Shangev-ya community in Kwande LGA, Benue on October 10.
Ishaya said that Ande attacked and raped his victim on her way to the farm.
The police, he also said, recovered the victim’s underwear in Ande’s house.
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