A businessman in Kano has been dragged to court for raping and impregnating his wife's maid.
A Jigawa State based businessman identified as Malam Yahai, has been arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Garki Local Government Area of the state for allegedly raping his wife's 14-year-old housemaid and impregnating her in the process.
The Vanguard reports that after having sex with the teenager and impregnating her, Yahai and his wife chased her away and abandoned her to her fate, prompting the girl to take the case to the court presided over by Magistrate Aliyu Roni, with the appeal that the culprit be compelled to take responsibility of naming of the new born baby she was delivered of, including slaughtering a ram and providing clothes for the child.
Narrating her ordeal before the court, the girl said Yahai took advantage of her and raped her several times whenever his wife was not at home.
“My Lord, I cannot tell how many times he forced himself on me,” the teenager told the court.
The suspect was also accused of allegedly giving N30,0000 as bribe to the representative of the village of Siyori, Malam Salisu Makaho, to influence police officers handling the case.
However, Malam Yahai, pleaded not guilty to the charges, forcing the judge to order the police to conduct further investigation, adding that when police conclude investigations, a date for continuation of hearing will be fixed and adjourned till the completion of police investigations.