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Clergyman impregnates 13-yr-old in Benue

A clergyman, Theophilus Tarveshima, was on Wednesday arraigned in court for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old girl.

This was the submission of the prosecution Counsel, Insp Veronica Shaagee, who told the court that the case was reported at the state Criminal Investigation Department Makurdi from ‘D’ Divisional Police Headquarters Gbajimba, on Oct. 6.

Shaagee said that Dooga Shuir, reported the matter at the Gbajimba Police Station.

Shaagee further stated that further investigation is ongoing and prayed for an adjournment.

She said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 284 of the Penal Code Law of Benue State 2004.

The Magistrate, Mrs Rose Iyorshe, admitted the defendant, 45, to bail in the sum of N100, 000 to one surety with a fixed address.

The case was adjourned to Nov. 10 for further mention.

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