Police Prosecutor Adama Owochio told the court that the case was reported by the father of the girl at the police station on June 7.
A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded in prison a commercial motorcyclist, Tersoo Tseav, over alleged rape of a 17 -year-old girl in the bush.
Tseav of Akpuuna Village in Ukum Council Area, is facing a charge of rape.
The Magistrate, Mrs Franca Yuwa, who gave the order, adjourned the case to Aug. 15 for mention.
Earlier, Police Prosecutor Adama Owochio told the court that the case was reported by the father of the girl (names withheld) at the police station on June 7.
“The teenage girl was returning home from Gyado market when she asked an ‘okada’ rider to take her home at an agreed fare of N100.
“On their way, the accused diverted into the bush and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her leaving her with bruises.”
Owochio said that during police investigation, the accused confessed to the crime, an offence which contravenes Section 284 of the Penal Code, Laws of Benue State 2004.
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