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Man receives jail term for raping and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter in Yobe



A middle-aged man has been issued a jail term after being found guilty of raping his teenage daughter and impregnating her.

The father, identified as Umar Alhaji Mustapha, was sentenced by a Magistrate court in Damaturu, Yobe State, to 25 years imprisonment for committing incest with his 18-year-old daughter, Fatima.

The presiding Magistrate, Mohammed Bilyaminu ruled that all the ingredients of section 390 and 283 of the penal code were proved by the prosecution.

Man jailed for raping and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter in Yobe

As reported by The Nation, the judge, while reading the testimony of the witness, narrated that PW 1, a police inspector, established that the convict had several sexual intercourse with his daughter against her consent resulting in pregnancy. The child, however, died upon delivery.

The court stated that the prosecution was able to establish that after impregnating the daughter, the accused gave her N25,000 to abort the pregnancy, which she refused.

The same evidence was collaborated by Fatima, the victim under cross-examination, who also testified that her father became very angry with her for refusing to abort the pregnancy and started threatening her.

The Chief Magistrate, Mohammed Bilyaminu, pronounced the accused guilty of incest and rape under section 390 and 283 of the penal code.

He sentenced him to five years with a compulsory fine of N5,000 for the offense of incest and 20 years for the offense of rape with a fine of 10,000, respectively.

Before the pronouncement of the judgment, the accused was given the chance to plead for mercy, and he did request the court to temper justice with mercy.

“I have an aged mother and other dependent to take care off,” the accused said.

The convict, by the judge’s pronouncement, has 30 days to appeal against the judgment.

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