A Kano Magistrate Court on Friday ordered that a certain Ibrahim Mohammed aged 56 be remanded in prison custody for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with his daughter for a period of seven years.
Ibrahim, a resident of Hausawa Quarters in Kano, is being tried on a two count charge of procuring minor and incest. The prosecutor in the case, Insp. Aluta Mijinyawa disclosed to the court that the accused started sexually assaulting his daughter in 2010 when she was just seven years of age.
He pointed out that Ibrahim had been having sexual intercourse with the minor since the demise of her mother in 2010, whilst stating that: “the victim was seven year’s then, now a 14-year-old girl.”
He told the court that the girl on getting matured resisted her father since she was now old enough “to know what is good and bad” but received threats of being harmed from her father.
The prosecutor then informed the court that the girl went on to report the incident at a Metro Police Station in Kano. He pointed out that the offenses contravened sections 275 and 390 of the penal code. However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
The Chief Magistrate of the Court, Fatima Adamu, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody and also adjourned the case to September 12 for further mention.
Meanwhile, Hotoro Women Development Association, a women’s group in Kano offered to sponsor the education of the girl. This was disclosed by the association’s project manager, Dr. Zainab Nagee, who disclosed that they had asked the court to permit the girl to be assigned o the custody of her grandmother: “to enable her resume normal life and go back to school, which we promise to sponsor.’’
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