A 50-year-old man, Samalia Zakari have been dragged to a magistrates’ court sitting in Gombe by the state’s police for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter.
The accused, an indigene of Deba town in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, allegedly had carnal knowledge of his 15-year-old daughter without her permission.
The accused is being tried for rape and incest. However, he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Baba Shekari, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 2 and May 8.
Shekari said the accused took his biological daughter to his matrimonial room on the said dates and had carnal knowledge of her.
He also disclosed that the sexual abuse has resulted into a two months old pregnancy.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes section 390 and 282 of the Penal Code.
The Prosecutor, however requested that the case be adjourned to enable the police to complete their investigation.
The Magistrate, Mr Dorabo Sikam, obliged the request and adjourned the case until May 21 and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.