A 32-year-old man, Mr. Terkura Iorpuu, was on Thursday arraigned before a chief magistrate’s court in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, for raping and infecting two young girls with HIV.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the two victims, aged eight and six, were the daughters of his lover, Mrs. Mson Tor.
PUNCH Metro learnt that both the rapist and the mother of the two minors had been HIV positive for over a year and had been using anti-retroviral drugs.
It was learnt that the bubble burst after the kids started walking in an unusual manner and were subsequently taken to Hemko Hospital, Makurdi for medical examination.
After the test, it was discovered that the girls had been defiled through “forceful penetration”.
Medical examination also showed that the two sisters were HIV positive.
The victims, when interviewed, revealed that it was their mother’s boyfriend that raped them.
The magistrate, Lilian Tsumba, adjourned till December 4 for further mentioning and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison.