Earlier this month, one Mr. Samalia Zakari, a citizen of Gombe State was accused of forcefully having sexual intercourse with his 15 year old daughter.
– Zakari, who resides in Deba town, Deba local government area, Gombe state committed these atrocities on the 2nd & 8th of this month
– According to the first hand account of the 15 yr old victim, her father had carnal knowledge of on the two above dates.
– According to the victim, these immoral acts were committed at about 10:00pm on the above mentioned dates .
– All these acts took place without the consent of the victim
-The prosecution further stated that the girl was currently carrying a two-months-old pregnancy for her father.-The prosecution said the accused committed incest and rape by his action contrary to section 390 and 282 of the Penal Code.
-However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges before the magistrate, Mr. Dorabo Sikam.
-The Prosecutor, Insp. Baba Shekari, asked for the adjournment of the case to enable the police to complete their investigation.
-The magistrate adjourned the case until May 21 and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
” this incident goes far to show that moral decadence has become a thing of now in our society”.