A Gudu Upper Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday remanded, Uche Uzogora, for allegedly defiling his 11-year-old daughter.
The presiding officer, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, remanded the defendant in police custody, and adjourned the case till July 25 for hearing.
Earlier, Blessing Akarayere, wife of the defendant, told the court that her husband Uzogora raped their 11-year-old daughter.
Uzogora, who resides in Kabusa village, Apo, FCT, however, pleaded not guilty to a count charge of raping a minor.
The Prosecutor, Urom Otu, told the court that the complaint reported her husband of raping their daughter at the Apo Police Station on May 2.
Otu said the complainant told the police that she left the victim in the care of her husband when she travelled to her village in December 2015 to write an examination.
He added that the defendant allegedly had sexual intercourse with the minor without her consent and threatens to kill her if she tells anyone.
The prosecutor further said that the defendant made confessional statement during police investigation.
Otu said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code. (NAN)