One Preye Harry, 38, who was accused of defiling a 9-year-old minor has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Choba Community, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He was arraigned on two counts of defilement and unlawful carnal knowledge of a 9-year-old minor.
In the charge, Harry was alleged to have sometime in December 2019 defiled the minor and gave her a substance in a calabash to swear to an oath.
When the case was mentioned in court on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Israel Agbesor declined jurisdiction and directed that the suspect be sent back to Ozuoba Police Division.
The Magistrate further directed Ozuoba Police Division to transfer the case file to the state Criminal Investigation Department for proper arraignment at the High Court.
Preye Harry was alleged to have visited his female lover and took advantage of her absence to defile her niece who was 9 years old.