A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan has ordered a 50-year-old man, Anthony Garba, to be remanded in a correctional centre after he admitted impregnating his neighbour’s daughter.
The presiding judge, Abdulaziz Ibrahim, however, adjourned the matter until Jan. 14 for summary trial of the accused person.
Garba is standing trial on charges of criminal charms, deceitfully inducing beliefs of lawful marriage and adultery following a direct complaint by the victim’s father, Elkana Nache.
The offences are contrary to sections 186, 364 and 368 of the Kaduna State Penal Code.
The complainant, a resident of Gidan Waya, had alleged that no sooner than he enrolled his teenage daughter to learn hair dressing in Garba’s wife salon that she began to sleep out.
According to him, when questioned on the matter, the daughter said it was the accused person’s house she normally went to, adding that he even tried to rape her on one occasion.