Court remands man, 55, over alleged rape of 12-year-old girl, abortion of pregnancy

Court remands man, 55, over alleged rape of 12-year-old girl, abortion of pregnancy

A Dutse Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Ibrahim Jallo, in a correctional centre for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl and aborting her pregnancy.

 

The accused, a resident of Buma Ruwa village in Gwiwa Local Government area, is facing a two-count charge, bordering on rape and illegal abortion.

 

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Musa Fagam, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences at some time in 2020.

Fagam said that the defendant lured a 12-year-old girl into a nearby bush and had canal knowledge of her, resulting in the victim getting pregnant.

He further told the court that the defendant, thereafter, gave the girl some medicine, which aborted her pregnancy and forced her unborn baby to come out dead.

Fagam said that the offences contravened Sections 282(e) and 235 of the Penal Code Law.

While the defendant pleaded guilty to the charge of rape, he, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of preventing the baby from being born alive.

The Magistrate, Mrs Batula Dauda, who ordered that the defendant be remanded in a correctional centre, adjourned the case till Feb. 25 for further mention.

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