Abuja - Catholic Priest from the Parish Priest of Church of
Assumption, Anthony Ochigbo has been charged got allegedly raping a 10-year-old
girl in Abuja, Vanguard reported.
The accused was discharged on the First Information Report
for a lack of jurisdiction and struck that Ochigbo was arraigned on Section 282
of the Penal Code and not under the Child Righst Acts.
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Defense counsel, Godwin Chukwukere, claimed that the High
Court had no charge in such a case, claiming the prosecutor was hiding under
the fact that it is a minor.
However, Ochigbo has been arraigned on a one-count charge
for the rape of the 10-year-old.
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