This 43-year-old man, Humphrey Omoregieva, has been
remanded in prison custody by a High Court sitting in Edo
State for allegedly beating his father and viciously raping
his own mother.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Ayo Augustine, told the court that the
accused committed the offence on Aug. 1, at No. 294,
Upper Mission, Benin.
Augustine told the court that the accused had beaten up his
father by hitting him with a piece of wood on his forehead.
He said that the accused also beat up his mother and raped
The prosecutor added that the accused maliciously damaged
a sliding window in the house valued at N80,000.
He said that the offence contravened sections 355, 320 and
358 of the Criminal Code.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr F.E. Akhere, said that the court
lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case and ordered that
copy of the case file be sent to the Director of Public
Prosecution for legal advice.
He adjourned the case till Sept. 8, for mention.(NAN)