A employees of Ignatius Ajuru College of Training, Mgbechi Wekwa aged 45 years has been arraigned earlier than a Chief Justice of the Peace in Port Harcourt for illegal and sexual abuse of sixteen 12 months previous woman.
Arraigning the suspect, the cost sheet learn that you simply Mgbechi Wekwa ‘M’ on thirteenth day of January 2021 at Rumuakwunde in Emohua native Authorities Space, however triable in Port Harcourt magisterial district did unlawfully and sexually abuse one Victoria Edwin ‘f’ 16 years previous by inserting your penis into her vagina and thereby dedicated an offence punishable underneath part 32(1)(2) of the Baby’s Proper Act Cap. 50 legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria 2003.
After listening to software for bail of the defendant by the Defence Counsel Martina Okpeeholo ,the Senior Justice of the Peace Gomba Osaro Esq adjourned for bail consideration for the defendant to Monday,twenty second day of February 2021 and remanded the defendant to Port Harcourt Correctional Centre.
Talking exterior the Court docket room, Jane O. A. James(Mrs) holding practising lawyer in Port Harcourt, holding watching temporary for the complainant on behalf of Centre for Fundamental Rights Safety and Accountability Marketing campaign expressed displeasure that the watered down the cost to Part 32(1)(2) of kid’s proper act 2013 which is a cost of sexual abuse and exploitation as a substitute of part 31(1)(2) which states the definition and punishment for rape as is the case on this prompt matter case.