Court remands man for allegedly raping daughter, 16 in Makurdi

A Magistrates’Court in Makurdi, on Tuesday, has remanded a businessman, Joseph Bum, 37 in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling his daughter.

 

Newscastars.com gathered from NAN reports that Bum was charged with rape and indecent assault on his 16-year-old daughter.

 

The Prosecutor, Sgt Jonah Uleru told the court that Ms Becky Manga reported the matter to the police on Oct. 28 after Bum had been sexually molesting his 16-year-old daughter and her older sister for a long time.

 

Uleru said the offence is punishable under the provisions of sections 284 and 286 of the Penal Code Laws of the Benue.

 

Delivering judgment, Magistrate Vincent Kor did not take Bum’s plea due to lack of jurisdiction and adjourned the matter until Dec. 6 for further mention.

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