Court remands farmer for defiling 13-year-old girl



A Magistrate’s in Makurdi on Wednesday ordered a 24-year-old farmer, Menege Youngug, who defiled a 12-year-old girl, be remanded in a .

police charged Youngug, who resides in Akpagher Mbatyav Gboko Local Government Area Benue, with defilement.

Magistrate, Mrs. Cynthia Ikpe, who did not take plea   Youngug, for want in in jurisdiction.

She ordered police return case Benue Director Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

Ikpe adjourned the case untill July 9.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Sgt  Ato Godwin told the the case was reported the complainant, Igbakura Vembe of Akpagher Mbatyav Gboko LGA of Benue at ‘A’ Division Police station, Gboko on June 21.

Ato told the   Youngug accosted the minor on her way home from her uncle’s and defiled her.

During police investigation, he said that Youngug confessed the .

The prosecution said investigation into the matter was still in progress and asked the court for another date.

He said the offence contravened Section 284 of the Penal Code Law of Benue 2004. (NAN)