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For alleged murder of his 18-year-old girlfriend, a 22-year-old business man, Mtagher Kena, was on Tuesday tried by an Upper Area Court in Makurdi, Benue State. Kena, a resident of Akpehe village, Makurdi, was charged with culpable homicide, punishable under Section 222 of the Penal Code Law of Benue, 2004.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Veronica Shaagee, told the court that one Ayughtse Aondona of Logo 1, Makurdi reported the matter on June 7, at the ‘E’ Division Police Station, allging that the complainant reported that Kena murdered his 18-year-old daughter in Makurdi.
The prosecution alleged that Kena poisoned the deceased and she became unconscious, stating further that the 18-year-old girl later died in Saint Theresa Hospital, Makurdi.
The prosecution said investigation into the matter was still in progress and prayed for an adjournment.
The judge, Mrs. Rose Iyorshe, did not take the plea of Kena because her court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Iyorshe, therefore, adjourned the matter until Aug 7 for further mention and ordered that the businessman be remanded in a Nigerian Correctional Service centre.