The police in Benue have arraigned a 38-year-old businessman, Simon Emeka, before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defiling his seven-month-old daughter.
Police Prosecuting Officer, Friday Kanshio, told the court that on June 1, 2020, one Josephine Habba of No 34 Modern Market Road, Makurdi, lodged a complaint with Nigeria Police Force ‘D’ Division, Makurdi, that on the same date she went to Jestic Hospital in Makurdi with her daughter for treatment and she heard one Favour Emeka crying and telling a nurse that her husband raped their seven-month-old baby girl.
The prosecutor during investigation, the said Simon Emeka was arrested and charged with committing a crime contradicting Section 391 and 284 of the Penal Code Law of Benue State.
No plea was taken for want of jurisdiction, but the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The police prosecutor further told the court that investigation into the matter was ongoing and asked for another date to enable the prosecution to prove its case.
Magistrate Isaac Ajim ordered that the accused be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Service.
The case was adjourned till August 31,2020 for further mention.