The Benue Police Command on Thursday arraigned one Matthew Ogbonna, 22, for allegedly raping and killing an online cloth vendor, Joy Onuh.
Ogbonna was charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Rape and Culpable Homicide in a Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The offence is punishable under sections 97, 284 and 222 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004 and 3(2) of the Abduction, Hostage Taking, Kidnapping, Secret Cult and Similar Activities Prohibition Law of Benue, 2017.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Ato told the court that the older brother of the deceased, one Kester Nnadi of Behind All Saints Anglican Church, Yaikyor, Makurdi had reported the matter to the ‘C’ Division Police Station, Makurdi on Oct. 20.