An Upper Area Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, yesterday, remanded a 53-year old security man, Daniel Kura, of Aunty Alice, Mararaba, in prison for allegedly raping a two-year old girl.
The police prosecutor, Mr Stephen Kwaza, told the court that the matter was reported by the victim’s father at Sani Abacha Police Station on April 1.
Kwaza said the accused deceived the minor and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her on Monday. He said the offence contravened provisions of the Penal Code.
The prosecutor objected to the court granting bail to the accused because the matter was still being investigated.
He said the allegation against the accused was not a bailable offence and that the victim was undergoing treatment.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Judge, Mr Vincent Gwahemba, granted the prayers and ordered the accused to be remanded in prison and adjourned the case to April 29 for further mention.
The Chairman, Oba-in-Council of the town, the Atunluse of Ayoboland, Chief Sunday Akpan, said the terrorists were actually from NigerRepublic and that the Hausa community too needed to ensure that the impostors are fished out to avoid unnecessary bloodshed in the state.
In his remark, representative of the Divisional Police Officer of Ipaja Divisional Police Headquarters, ASP Sunny Ejenkpokpo, said men and officers of the division were more than ready to ensure adequate security in the community and solicited the cooperation of the residents because, according to him, “security is a communal effort.”