Muslim man rapes, impregnates 15-year-old daughter in Gombe


A 50-year-old man identified as Samaila Zakari has been charged to court for raping and impregnating his teenage daughter.

The police in Gombe State, who brought the accused before a magistrates’ court on Tuesday, said Zakari of Deba town in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of the State, committed the acts on May 2 and May 8, 2018.

The prosecution said about 10 pm on the mentioned dates, the accused took his biological daughter, 15, to his matrimonial room and had canal knowledge of her without her consent.

The prosecution further stated that the girl was currently carrying a two-months-old pregnancy for her father.

According to the prosecutor, the accused committed incest and rape by his action contrary to section 390 and 282 of the Penal Code.

The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charges before the magistrate, Mr. Dorabo Sikam.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Baba Shekari, asked for the adjournment of the case to enable the police to complete their investigation.

The magistrate ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody, and adjourned the case until May 21 for further hearing.


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