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Police arraign man, 27, for raping 5-year-old girl in Taraba


The prosecutor, Godfrey Moses, told the court that the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code.

The prosecutor said the complainant told the police that the accused came to his residence and lured his daughter into an uncompleted building.

The accused, a resident of Abuja Phase 2 in Jalingo, however denied the charge when read to him.

The magistrate, Aliyu Baffa, ordered the accused to be remanded in prison and adjourned the case to January 20.

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 27-year-old man, William Julius, in a Jalingo Chief Magistrates’ Court for raping a five-year-old girl.

Mr. Moses, a police sergeant, asked the court for a short adjournment of the case to enable him conclude investigation, given that the accused had denied the charge.

He said the accused forcefully had carnal knowledge of his daughter without her consent, thereby causing her injuries.

He further told the court that the rape incident was reported at the Taraba Police Command by the victim’s father, Joseph Ubandoma, on December 25, 2013.

The incident allegedly happened on Christmas Day, 2013.

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