Court remands man for allegedly raping three kids


A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ordered the remand in prison custody of a 38-year-old man, Ikechukwu Ononuju, for allegedly defiling three underage children.

The kids aged eight, nine and 10, were allegedly defiled by the suspect at different times in the same place last December 28.

A court document obtained by The Nation alleged that the suspected rapist lured the victims to an obscure area, covered their mouths with his palms and defiled them in turn.

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The crime was reportedly committed at the Railway Quarters, Bundu, Port Harcourt.

The accused was charged with six-count charge bordering on rape and defilement.

The charge was not read out to him, hence he did not take a plea.

The suspect was represented by a lawyer.

Magistrate Sokari Andrew-Jaja ordered that he be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till January 10.

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