A 38-year-old man has been arraigned before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate court for allegedly raping his seven-month-old daughter.
The man, identified as Mr. Simon Emeka, is alleged to have raped his daughter, Prosper Emeka starting from when she was only three-months-old.
At the hearing on Friday, the Police Prosecuting Officer, Sergeant Friday Kanshio told the court that on June 1st, 2020, one Josephine Habba of number 34 Modern Market Road Makurdi went to the Nigerian Police Force ‘D’ Division Makurdi and reported the matter.
Kanshio said Habba had complained that on the same date, she went to Jestic Hospital in Makurdi with her daughter for treatment and heard one Mrs Favour Emeka crying and telling a nurse that her seven months old baby girl named Prosper Emeka was raped by her husband, Simon Emeka. It was alleged that the accused had been raping the baby since she was three months old.
Kanshio said during Police investigation the said Simon Emeka was arrested for committing the crime “which is contrary to section 391 and 284 of the Penal Code law of Benue State.”
The Police Prosecuting Officer, however, told the court that investigation into the matter was still ongoing and asked the court for another date to enable the prosecution to prove its case.
In his ruling, the trial Magistrate, Mr. Isaac Ajim remanded the accused at the Nigerian Correctional Service and adjourned the case to August 31, 2020 for further mention.