The police command in Benue State yesterday arraigned one Mkighir Mzuuga in a Makurdi Upper Area Court for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl.
Police Prosecutor Veronica Shaagee told the court that the case was received at State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi from the Katsina-ala Divisional Police Station, via a letter dated December 30.
Shaagee said that on December 26, one Moses Gbam of NKST Central Church, Katsina-Ala, reported the case at Katsina-ala Divisional Police Station.
She said that the informant had received a phone call from the father of the victim that his daughter was raped.
When the case came up for mention, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.
Magistrate’s Vershima Hwande remanded the accused at the Federal Maximum Correctional Centre, Makurdi, and adjourned the case to Feb. 9 for further mention.