A Magistrate Court on Wednesday ordered that a 29-year-old man, Terzungwe Aende, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl.
The police charged Aende, who resides at Mkovur Ipav, Gboko, Benue State with criminal intimidation and defilement.
Magistrate Ajuma Igama, did not take the plea of Aende due to lack of jurisdiction.
Igama ordered the police to return the case file to the Benue Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
She adjourned the matter until November 30 for further mention.