Court remands man for allegedly raping 16-year-old daughter in Makurdi

A Magistrates’Court in Makurdi, on Tuesday, ordered that a 37-year old businessman, Joseph Bum be remanded in a correctional center for allegedly defiling his daughter.

NAN reports that Bum was charged with rape and indecent assault on his 16-year-old daughter.
The Prosecutor, Sgt Jonah Uleru while presenting the case told the court that Ms Becky Manga reported the matter to the police on Oct. 28.
He said that Bum had been sexually molesting his 16-year-old daughter and her older sister for a long time.
Uleru said the offense is punishable under the provisions of sections 284 and 286 of the Penal Code Laws of the Benue.
Delivering judgment, Magistrate Vincent Kor did not take Bum’s plea due to lack of jurisdiction.
He adjourned the matter until Dec. 6 for further mention.
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Published on: October 26, 2021. at: 3:19 pm

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