A young man in Kano has confessed to incest after he was reported to the police for engaging in sexual intercourse with his older sister.

Shamsu Isa, 25, admitted to impregnating his 27-year-old sister, who was said to have a "feeble mind".

In his defence however, Shamsu told the Senior Magistrate court that he had committed the act by "mistake"

He said:

“All that has been read against me is true, it was a mistake.”

The court upon hearing this ordered that the accused be remanded in prison until the case was heard again on August 4.