CRIME 82-year-old am­putee re­manded for im­preg­nat­ing mi­nor

Daily Trust - - ISLAMIC FORUM - From Haruna Gimba Yaya, Gombe

An 82-year-old man has been re­manded in prison cus­tody by Jekada­fari Area Court, Gombe, for al­legedly im­preg­nat­ing a teenage girl.

The ac­cused, Isibu Adamu, who is one-legged, was sued by one Laraba Ishiyaku, of Her­wa­gana quar­ters of the me­trop­o­lis, over his fail­ure to pay his rent.

Laraba, who was his land­lady, told the court that Adamu who resided in her house lo­cated op­po­site the Gombe Main Mar­ket, re­fused to pay his rent for the one room he was oc­cu­py­ing.

She al­leged that the ac­cused was also lur­ing teenage girls into his room and hav­ing car­nal knowl­edge of them, as a re­sult of which he im­preg­nated one of the girls, who has since de­liv­ered a child for him.

She there­fore asked the court to evict him from her house, be­cause of his bad be­hav­iour and im­moral con­duct.

The court also heard that when the par­ents of the girl con­tacted the ac­cused, he ad­mit­ted be­ing re­spon­si­ble for the preg­nancy.

When asked by the court if the al­le­ga­tions are true, the ac­cused pleaded guilty. He fur­ther told the court that he gives each of the teenage girls sweets after he sleeps with them.

The Prin­ci­pal Area Court judge, Muham­mad Ibrahim Nafada, there­fore or­dered the ac­cused to be re­manded in prison cus­tody and ad­journed the case to Oc­to­ber 23 for hear­ing.

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