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Police arraigns man for alleged rape

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The Police Command in Benue on Monday arraigned one Jighjigh Aondoaver before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for alleged rape.

The prosecutor, Insp Veronica Shaagee, told the court that the case was transferred to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Makurdi from Divisional Police Station Vandeikya via letter No. AR:3100/BNS/VK/VOL.10/43 and dated July 18.

Shaagee said that one Aondoaseer Kenti, of Opposite Way in Garage Vandeikya, reported the case at Divisional Police Station, Vandeikya, on July 13.

She said that the accused allegedly raped the complaint’s wife on the July 11 when he sent her to take food to the people who were working on his farm.

Kenti said that, on the said date, his wife while going to the farm, a motorcyclist by name Jighjigh Aondoaver of Kaamem Mbayongu, Vandeikya LGA, allegedly took her to his house.

He said Aondoaver did this under the pretext that he was going to take something and he allegedly forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.

The prosecutor said that during Police investigation, Aondoaver was arrested for committing the offence.

The prosecutor said the accused contravened Section 284 of penal code law of Benue.

She said investigation into the case was still ongoing and requested for additional time to complete it.

However, when the case came up for mention, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.

The Magistrate, Mrs Rose Iyorshe, remanded the accused at the Federal Maximum Correctional Centre, Makurdi, and adjourned the case to Aug. 29, for further mention.

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Emmanuel Antswen

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