by Akan Ido
Tersoo Ugoo, a 20-year-old man has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping a mentally challenged 20-year-old woman in Benue.
The prosecutor, Insp. Terzungwe Kajo told a Makurdi Magistrate’s Court that the suspect committed the offence in October after which the case was reported at the Department of Criminal Investigation, ‘D’ Division, Police Headquarters, Makurdi, by the victim’s mother.
Kajo told the court that Ugoo forcefully dragged the woman from the streets into his home and raped her in October at Abough Village, behind Makurdi Modern Market.
He allegedly prevented the victim from raising alarm by covering her mouth with his hands.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 284 of the Penal Code, Laws of Benue, 2004.
Ugoo’s plea could not be taken because the prosecution said that investigation into the matter was ongoing.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Lillian Tsumba, adjourned the matter till Dec. 4 for hearing.