Widow Stripped Fully N*ked & Forced To Dance N*ked In Public In BenueBy kellychi 09:14 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 Comments
Eight farmers were, yesterday, arraigned before a Makurdi
Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly stripping a widow, one
Mrs. Ann Adikwu, and parading her at a market square in
Orokam, Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State.
The accused persons were charged with criminal conspiracy,
assault on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty;
exhibition of obscene pictures and theft punishable under
Sections 97 (1), 269, 203 and 288 of the penal code.
According to the First Information Report, FIR, filed in the
court by the prosecutor, Inspector George Nyev, the victim
had written a letter of complaint to the Benue State
Commissioner of Police on November 18, 2013.
He said: â€œIn the letter, the victim stated that she was in her
matrimonial home in the morning of September 18
mourning her late husband, when one Omanche Adikwu led
his family members and some youths of Orokam village to
â€œThe group forcefully stripped her n*ked and went ahead to
arrest one Augustine Odoh and forced both of them to dance
n*ked at the market square while photographs of the dance
were taken by the accused persons.â€
According to her, the group also carted away her clothes and
jewellery valued at over N860,500.00 and cash totalling
At the commencement of the hearing, the prosecuting officer
told the court that the accused persons were arrested during
police investigations, adding that the accused confessed to
the crime during investigations.
He asked for a date for the commencement of hearing into
However, all the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the
In his submission, counsel to the accused persons, Mr.
Cletus Ujah, who did not oppose the application for a
hearing, however, applied for the bail of his clients.
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