For impregnating his 15-year-old daughter, a Karu Upper Area Court,
Abuja, has remanded one Rufua Alabi, 42, in prison custody.
Alabi was arraigned by the police before Justice Alhaji Umar Kagarko
for allegedly impregnating his daughter, who is said to be an SS2
student and the second child in the family of six.
The prosecutor, Pascal Njoku, told the court that Alabi of Kurudu
Village, Abuja, committed the offence sometime last year, adding that
the incest had resulted to a six-month-old pregnancy.
According to him, the victim's mother, Bose, reported the matter at
the Jikwoyi Police Station, after she found out that her daughter was
He added that Bose took her daughter to the hospital where a doctor
confirmed that the victim was pregnant.
He said the victim confessed to her mother and the elder brother that
her father was responsible for her pregnancy.
"My father on many occasions, had sexual intercourse with me when
nobody was at home and warned me never to tell anybody about the
affair,'' the prosecution quoted the girl as saying.
Njoku said the offence was contrary to the Penal Code.
When the First Information Report (FIR) was read, the accused, who had
no legal representation pleaded not guilty to the one- count charge of
putting his daughter, a minor, in the family way .
The presiding judge ordered that his bail application come in form of
a motion and adjourned the case to July 3, for further hearing.