An Upper Area Court in Makurdi, on Tuesday, ordered that a 22-year-old businessman, Mtagher Kena, who allegedly murdered his 18-year-old girlfriend, be remanded in a Nigerian Correctional Service centre.
Kena, who lives in Akpehe Village, Makurdi, Benue State is charged with Culpable Homicide punishable under Section 222 of the Penal Code Law of Benue, 2004.
The judge, Mrs Rose Iyorshe, did not take the plea of Kena because her court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Iyorshe adjourned the matter until August 7 for further mention
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Veronica Shaagee, told the court that one Ayughtse Aondona of Logo 1, Makurdi reported the matter on June 7, at the ‘E’ Division Police Station.
He alleged that the complainant reported that Kena murdered his 18-year-old daughter in Makurdi.
The prosecution alleged that Kena poisoned the deceased’s and she became unconscious.
Shaagee alleged that the 18-year-old girl later died in Saint Theresa Hospital, Makurdi.
The prosecution said investigation into the matter was still in progress and prayed for an adjournment.