A Justice of the Peace court docket in Port Harcourt has remanded a middle-aged man, Alfred Chikere in jail for allegedly eloping with a 12-year-old woman.
The Courtroom additionally ordered the detention of the minor in a remand dwelling for agreeing to have consented to sexual activity with Chikere.
Chikere was slammed with two counts of Abduction and defilement of a teen and shall be prosecuted underneath Part 361 of the Felony Code of the Rivers State Legal guidelines.
The Police within the cost sheet alleged that Alfred Chikere, 38 camped the 12-year-old woman in his home for as much as a month earlier than the dad and mom launched a seek for her whereabouts.
The Prosecutor ASP Omorujia additional informed the court docket that the person kidnapped the woman as a virgin and deflowered her via the one month he took her in.
However Senior Justice of the Peace C.J Digwe was shocked when the 12-year-old woman stated she consented to the sexual advances of Chikere as a result of she “likes intercourse”.
The Courtroom adjourned the matter to April 20, 2021, for listening to.
I consented to intercourse as a result of I like doing it – 12-year-old tells court docket