Widow Stripped Fully N*ked & Forced To Dance N*ked In Public In Benue

By 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: “In 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

attack her.

“The 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.”

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

the matter.

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.

SOURCE: Vanguard



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