Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:54 pm
A 32 year old Nigerian mason has been remanded in prison after a court heard that he raped two minors, daughters of his girlfriend, knowing fully well he had been diagnosed as HIV positive.
The man, Terkula Iorpuur, was charged with rape at the Makurdi Magistrates’ Court in the central Nigerian state of Benue.
The prosecutor, Insp Terzungwe Kajo, told the court that the uncle of the victims reported the matter at ‘B’ Division Police Station, Makurdi, on Oct. 6.
Kajo said the victims’ mother complained that the two children, aged eight and six years respectively, were not walking properly.
“They took the girls to the hospital for treatment and the doctor discovered that someone forcefully had sex with them. When questioned, the victims revealed that the accused, who was their mother’s lover, had sex with them.’’
Kajo stated that the medical examination further revealed that the accused was HIV positive and had been on drugs.
However, for lack of jurisdiction, no plea was taken when the case came up for mention.
The prosecutor said investigation into the matter was ongoing and asked the court for another date for mention.
The Magistrate, Mrs Lillian Tsumba, adjourned the matter till Dec. 4 for further mention.