Trader, 35, docked for allegedly impregnating minor

It said that the accused lured the minor into his shop and had sexual intercourse with her, an act that resulted to the minor getting pregnant.

Trader, 35, docked for allegedly impregnating minor

A 35-year-old trader, Maharazu Ali, on Wednesday appeared before a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Katsina for allegedly impregnating a minor.

The accused, who resides at Kwamgaya Village in the Mani Local Government of Katsina State, appeared before the court on a court charge of rape.

The Police First Information Report (FIR) stated that one Mr M.S. Mahuta sent a petition to the Katsina State Commissioner of Police that the accused had impregnated his 13-year-old daughter.

The FIR explained that the petition was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Department on Sept. 17, pleading for investigation into the matter.

The FIR stated that hospital examination on the minor confirmed that the minor was eight months pregnant.

It said that the accused had committed an offence contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Hashimu Musa, said the police were still investigating the matter.

The Magistrate, Mrs Nafisa Bagiwa, refused to take the plea of the accused.

She ordered the case file to be forwarded to the state’s ministry of justice for advice and adjourned the case to Nov. 4.

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