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    Friday, 28 April 2017

    ‘Rapist’ medical doctor remanded in plateau

    Philemon Brazil, a medical doctor has been remanded by an upper area court sitting at Pankshin in Plateau state-Nigeria for allegedly raping his
    Brazil pleaded not guilty to the offence.
    But, Joseph Chollom, the judge ordered his remand in custody and adjourned the case to May 22 for further mention.
    Singbon Hosea, a sergeant and police prosecutor told the court  that the defendant committed the offence on April 25 at the home of his victim.
    Hosea explained that the rape victim had a history of miscarriages and had been a patient of the doctor before the incident.
    “But my lord, on that fateful day, April 25, when he visited the patient as usual, he went too far by forcing himself on her and ended up raping her.
    “By that action, the accused has committed offences of rape and act of gross indecency, contrary to and punishable under Section 283 and 285 of the Penal Code.’’
    He said that after the arrest of the doctor, the police conducted HIV test on him and that the result was negative.
    Hosea also told court that after the rape, the woman suffered yet another miscarriage.

    The prosecutor asked court to remand the accused in prison, pending completion of investigation on the matter.

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