The Benue State Police Command has charged a 37-year-old man, Joseph Bum of Bida Street, Wadata Makurdi, with incest and indecent assault for allegedly raping his 16-year-old biological daughter.
Sergeant Jona Uletu, the prosecuting police officer, told the court that on October 18, 2021, a neighbor of the accused, Becky Manga, reported to the Area Command Headquarters Makurdi that the victim had told her that her biological father had been having sexual affairs with her since she was six years old.
According to Mrs Manga, the victim further explained that the accused usually fingers her before sex and always threatened her not to tell anyone, if she does, he will kill her.
The victim maintained that his father was doing the same with her elder sister who has now ran away from the house to avoid further molestation.
During police investigation, the accused was arrested for committing the offence. When the case was mentioned, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.
However, the prosecution stated that investigation is still in progress and asked for another date.