Father In Court For Allegedly Raping 6-Year-Old Daughter

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A 41 year old father, Ja’afar Adamu, is standing trial before a Gombe State Chief Magistrate’s Court 10, over alleged sexual assault of his biological daughter.

Adamu, who lives in Wuro Kesa area of Gombe metropolis was arraigned in court on Thursday for allegedly luring the six-year-old girl into an uncompleted building located in the same neighborhood, where he raped her.

According to the police First Information Report (FIR), the Adamu was arrested on August 31 by a passer-by who caught him in the act.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Hassan Mohammed told the court that the offense was contrary to Sections 283 and 390 of Penal Code Law and punishable under the same sections.

When asked if the information was true, the accused person denied the two-count charge of rape and incest and pleaded not guilty.

In view of the plea, Sergeant Mohammed applied for a new date to enable police to conclude an ongoing investigation.

The presiding judge, Hassan Ahmed has adjourned the case till October 15. Hassan Ahmed also ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody.

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