The police in Benue State has arraigned a 42-year-old-man, Mr Thomas Akate, before a Makurdi magistrate court for allegedly impregnating his twelve year-old daughter.
The accused, Akate, who is a native of Adi-Etulo community in Buruku local government area of the state, reportedly defiled two of his daughters and the eldest, Miss Onazi Thomas, became pregnant.
The police prosecutor, Mr Omaye Ujata, told the court yesterday that one Francis Omanga of Adi Etulo, Buruku local government area had reported the matter at the Police B Division in Makurdi.
According to Ujata, the accused Thomas Akate, had forcefully engaged in sexual intercourse with his two daughters, Onazi 12, and Esther 10, without their consent.
It was gathered that one of the defiled daughters, Onazi conceived as a result of the constant forceful sexual intercourse with her father. But the accused, it was said had reportedly threatened to kill the victims if they exposed his unholy act.
Yesterday, the accused who had earlier confessed to the crime while being arrested by the police however, pleaded not guilty to the charge when the case was mentioned.
The magistrate, Mr David Agada, however, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in the like sum but further added that the offense contravened Section 390 of the Penal Code Laws. He adjourned the case till November 16, 2015 for hearing.