A mild drama played out in court recently when a man who was being tried for sexually assaulting his daughter attempted to commit suicide on Thursday.
The suspect, Mr. I. Franklyn raped his 17-year-old daughter in Okujagu community, Port Harcourt City Local Government and chained her in the house, until she was rescued by neighbours.
During his trial at the judiciary complex, Port Harcourt, the 38-year-old man suddenly grabbed one piece of tile among the ones brought to court as exhibit, and stabbed himself.
Franklyn made the attempt on his life after Chief Magistrate F. Amanze, adjourned his case to December 23 for mention and ordered that he be remanded at the Port Harcourt prison.
Chief Magistrate Amanze also referred the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, for further action.
A prison official told newsmen that the accused allegedly raped his daughter on September 23.
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