Police arraign 3 minors for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl

Police arraign 3 minors for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl

The Police Command in Benue on Monday arraigned three minors before a Makurdi Adjudicators’ Court for allegedly violating an 11- year-old girl.

Rape Scene

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Ato told the court that the three minors abided in the same address in the North-Bank area of Makurdi.
Ato contended that the case was entered at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi from ‘C’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Makurdi, via a letter dated Oct 27, 2021.

He told the court that one Mrs. Grace Shula of Behind Ambassador Hotel, North-Bank, Makurdi, had reported at the police station that her 11- year-old daughter had been ravished.

He contended that the plaintiff had on Oct 21, transferred her daughter to buy torchlight batteries for her.

The prosecutor said the three defendants dragged her to one primary academy and strongly had sexual intercourse with her without her concurrence.

Ato said during police disquisition, the defendants were arrested and confessed to committing the crime.

He told the court that the defendants also named another 12- year-old boy now on the run as an abettor.
The prosecutor said the offense fractured Sections 97 and 284 of the Penal Code Law of Benue, 2004.

The Magistrate, Mr. Vincent Kor, refused to take the plea of the defendants because of their status as minors.
Kor ordered a transfer of the case to the Juvenile Court, Makurdi, and suspended the case until Nov. 4, 2021, for citation.

He still, ordered that the defendants be returned to the police guardianship pending their arraignment at the Juvenile Court.

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