A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Monday remanded Rev. Fr. Anthony Ochigbo, Parish priest of Church of Assumption, Asokoro, in police custody for alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl.
Ochigbo was arraigned on a one-count charge of rape.
The Upper Area court judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, adjourned the case till Aug. 30 for ruling.
His counsel Godwin Chukwukere had applied for his bail pursuant to sections 158, 162, 163 and 164 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).
Chukwukere urged the court to grant the defendant bail because he was still innocent until proven otherwise.
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