The police has charged one Akate Thomas, 42, before a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court, Benue State, for allegedly impregnating his 12-year-old daughter, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The prosecutor, Corporal Omaye Ujata, told the court that one Francis Omanga of Adi Etulo in the Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State reported the case at the ‘B’ Division Police Station in Makurdi. Ujata alleged that the accused had sexual intercourse with his two daughters, 12 and 10 years old.
She explained that one of the victims got pregnant. The prosecutor disclosed that the accused threatened to kill the kids whenever they tried to expose him.
The accused was arrested by the police. The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 390 of the Penal Code. The accused, however, denied committing the offence.
The Magistrate, Mr David Agada, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum who should be a relative of the accused.
The case was adjourned till November 16 for further mention.