40 years old defiles minor in Makurdi


Jacob Adebayo

A 40-year-old man, Sunday Achir, has been kept in remand by a Magistrate Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue state for defiling a minor.

The Police Prosecutor, Hyacinth Gbakor, during the hearing, told the court that at Tse Agberagba, Konshisha local government area of Benue State, an 11-year-old minor of the same address had gone to assist her grandmother in the market and while on her way back home fell victim to the defendant.

“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,” he said.

No plea was taken for want of jurisdiction but the prosecutor informed the court that investigation into the matter was still on and asked for another date to enable it prove its case.

In his ruling, the trial magistrate Mr. Victor Kor, ordered that the accused who resides in Tse Agberagba be remanded due to the magnitude of the offence he allegedly committed.

He adjourned the case to September 14 for further mention.

The Child Rights Act adopted by Nigeria in 2003 provides that anyone who has sexual intercourse with a child is liable to imprisonment for life upon conviction.


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