Lecturer Arraigned for Allegedly raping 13 years to Death


A SENIOR lecturer with Benue Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Andrew Ogbuja, has been arraigned earlier than a state High Court in Makurdi  for  allegedly raping a 13-year-old lady, Ochanya Ogbanje to dying.

Ogbuja’s arraignment got here practically a year after Ochanya’s dying on October 17, 2018 from problems mentioned to have resulted from her extended rape by Ogbuja and his son, Victor, who's now at massive however but to be declared needed.

The accused, who was arraigned earlier than Justice Augustine Ityonyiman of the State High Court 9, nonetheless pleaded not responsible when the four-count cost bordering on rape and homicide was learn to him.

The prosecuting lawyer, Mr. P. M. Ukande, Deputy Director, Public Prosecution, Benue State Ministry of Justice, consequently prayed the court to remand the accused and repair a date for correct trial, having pleaded not responsible to all the fees most popular in opposition to him.

Counsel to the accused, Mr. Abel Onoja, didn't oppose the application for trial and due to this fact urged the court to make an order to compel the prosecution to be certain that medical consultants named within the suit are bodily introduced earlier than the court to testify throughout graduation of full trial.

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The prosecuting counsel vehemently opposed the application introduced earlier than the decide, saying it was unsuitable and untimely for the defence counsel to provide you with such application therefore full trial was but to start.”

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The trial decide, Justice Augustine Ityonyiman, whereas agreeing with the prosecution, overruled the defendant’s application, saying that “it is premature.”

Subsequently, the court adjourned the suit to November 14, 2019 for graduation of trial


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