Native doctor remanded for raping minor


Iordye Edwin, 34, a native doctor and driver, who resides Behind Mobile Barracks, Makurdi, Benue State, was on Friday ordered to be remanded by a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court, for alleged rape.

The Magistrate, Mr. Vincent Kor, didn’t take Edwin’s plea for want of jurisdiction.

Kor ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Makurdi, pending further investigation.

He then adjourned the case to August 2, for further mention, NAN reports.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Ato Godwin, had earlier told the court that the case was reported by one Blessing Tyokpe, who resided Behind Federal Low Cost, Naka Road, Makurdi, on June 13.

The complainant stated that her 15-year-old cousin was having pains in her leg, and the defendant, who was supposed to be a native healer, was invited to come and treat her.

According to the prosecutor, Edwin, who asked Comfort to pull off her clothes, robbed a substance on her body, then forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

He said the defendant was arrested during the Police investigation.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 284 of the Penal Code, Laws of Benue State 2004, as suggested.

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