A 50-year old resident of Wallawa quarters in Kabo Local Government Area of Kano, Tukur Mohammed, has been arraigned before a Kano Chief Magistrate’s Court for sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl.
The police said the father of four asked his victim to accompany him to his farm where he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
The teenager subsequently became pregnant after the sexual act.
The police First Information Report on the incident stated that one Abdulhamid Adamu, 45, reported the matter to the police on January 31, 2017.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Umar Tahir, informed the court that the rape victim became pregnant as a result of the sexual assault, a development that prompted her parents to report the matter to the police.
He further disclosed that medical tests at a hospital indicated that the victim was pregnant.
Responding to the charge against him, Mohammed admitted before the court that the allegation was true.
The accused said he was married and blessed with four children, saying, “I have three girls, one boy, two out of my three daughters are married.”
Chief Magistrate Mariam Sabo ordered the suspected rapist to be remanded in prison custody.
She further ordered that the medical expenses incurred by the victim, from the date of the incident till when she gives birth should be offset by the suspect.
Sabo directed the court registrar to liaise with the relations of the accused to ensure the enforcement of the order.
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