It was the devil – Man says after raping daughter’s 11-year-old friend

One Jacob Joel has been remanded in a Jos Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl, a friend to his daughter.

The police informed the court that Joel, 42, perpetrated the act when the victim went to visit his daughter.

NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from NAN reports that, the prosecutor, Mrs L. P. Fombot told the judge that the minor did not meet her friend and he dragged her into his room, scared her with a knife and had carnal knowledge.

The police officer added that Joel threatened the girl on several occasions, raping her repeatedly but was eventually caught by a school teacher when he took the minor to the bush for his usual defilement.

The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the crime despite blaming the devil during police interrogation.

Justice S. P. Gang ordered his remand in prison until December 7. Joel risks life imprisonment.


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