A 43-year-old man, Humphrey Omoregieva, has been remanded in prison by an Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin for allegedly assaulting his parents and raping his mother several times
In his statement, the prosecutor, Corporal Ayo Augustine, told the court that the accused beat up his father by hitting him hard on his forehead with a piece of wood, beat up his mother before raping her repeatedly.
He said the accused committed the offence on Aug. 1, at No. 294, Upper Mission, Benin.
He said that the offence contravened sections 355, 320 and 358 of the Criminal Code of Edo State.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr F.E. Akhere, in his ruling said the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain such case thereby ordering copy of the case file to be sent to the state Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
The case has however been adjourned till September 8.