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Farmer, friend rape stroke patient

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, on Thursday ordered the remand of a 50-year-old farmer, Gbaeren Aduu, for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a middle-aged woman without her consent.

The Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Kuegh Abugh, told the magistrate that one Mrs Jugu of Federal Medical Centre, Apir- Makurdi, on July 1, 2020, went to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi, and reported that sometime in May 2020, she went for  the treatment of a stroke in the house of one Mr Apollos Jiki of Achia, Ikurav- ya, Kwande LGA of Benue State.

He said the said Jiki later invited Aduu to treat her.

“On June 20, 2020 around 9pm, Apollos Jiki conspired with Gbaeren Aduu and entered her room, held her and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.

“During police investigation, the said Gbaeren Aduu was arrested for committing the crime, contrary to sections 97 and 284 of the Penal Code Law of Benue State, 2004,” Abugh said

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He informed the court that the second suspect, Jiki, was at large.

No plea was taken.

Abugh asked for another date, saying investigation was ongoing.

The magistrate, Mrs Mercy Igbadu, ordered that the accused be placed at the police detention facility and adjourned the case till September 17, 2020, for mention.

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