The father impregnated his daughter as a fulfillment of a ritual he was required to perform after joining a cult group.
According to reports, Isyaku was required to make his daughter pregnant and then abort the pregnancy as a sacrifice.
The incident happened at Tudun Wada area of Mararaba, near the Federal Capital Territory, during a time when the victim's mother, Maryam Manta went away on a three-months visit to her parents.
Manta disclosed that she caught her husband having sexual intercourse with their daughter after he had initially promised to desist from repeating the act.
She said, “When I returned from my journey where I went to see my parents, I noticed my daughter was sick and was behaving strangely. Earlier, I didn’t suspect anything because my husband constantly gave her some concoctions to drink, claiming it was going to heal her."
“When the sickness persisted and I noticed my daughter had missed her period, I questioned and threatened her to tell me if she had any affair with any man."
“Eventually, she opened up to me that her father had been having canal knowledge of her while I was away.”
Upon hearing about the abominable incident, Manta confronted her husband about it who promised to change his ways. This ended up being false as he continued in the act.
“I became confused and wept profusely but when he promised to disassociate himself from the cult, I went together with him to the hospital where the pregnancy was aborted but I found out that after the abortion, my husband was still having sexual intercourse with her."
“I caught him red handed in the very act. I became heartbroken and absconded from his home in Mararaba and returned to Kaduna with my six children."
“I reported the issue to the District Head of Kabala Doki, Danlami Bawa, when I arrived Kaduna."
“He invited my husband for some discussions.
“My husband had constantly visited and threatened me and the children. He wanted to seize the children from me so I filed a court case at the Sharia Magistrate court, Magajin-Gari in Kaduna for the full custody of my six children”.