Makurdi - A Makurdi Magistrates Court on
Monday remanded four suspects arraigned in connection with the rape of a
The accused persons, Aondona Ibiam, Terungwa Iorkyaan,
Tersoo Tume and Aondonyerga Tyav, were alleged to have committed the offence in
They were charged by the police for criminal conspiracy,
administering obnoxious substance and having carnal knowledge without consent.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plea of
the accused persons was not taken.
The Magistrate, Mrs Theresa Wergba, ordered them to be
remanded at the Federal Prisons, Makurdi and adjourned the case to Nov. 18 for
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Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Imo Edward told the court that
the case was reported at Ukum Divisional Police Station on Sept. 21, by one Dr
Daniel Iorkaa of Yam Market area in Zaki-Biam.
The complainant had reported that he discovered his younger
brother's wife, who lived in the same address, behaving in an abnormal manner.
The prosecutor said that when Iorkaa inquired from her what
was wrong she alleged that Ibiam and Iorkyaan took her to a herbalist, Tersoo
Tume, who administered some substance on her.
The prosecutor said that after the substance was
administered, the woman was rendered helpless and Ibiam had carnal knowledge of
her without her consent.
The prosecution said investigation into the matter was still
ongoing and asked the court for another date for mention.
Edward said that the offences contravened Sections 97, 250
and 284 of the Penal Code, Laws of Benue State (Revised Edition), 2004.