Man docked for attempting to rape teenage daughter

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A 52-year-old man, Moses Apav, was on Thursday docked in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi for allegedly attempting to rape his 15-year-old daughter.

The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt Rachael Mchiave told court that the State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi received a letter of complaint dated July 12t the mother of the victim, through Mr Edward Agbor in Makurdi.

Mchiave said the defendant made an attempt twice to rape his daughter.

She said that when the victim reported the incident to her mother, he beat her up.

The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 355, 248 and 95 of the Penal Code Law of Benue State.

Magistrate Adah Odeh admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in the like sum, who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

She adjourned the case until Nov. 5 for further mention