The Police in Gombe state has on Tuesday charged a 50-year-old man, identified as Samaila Zakari to court for allegedly raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter.
According to the police, Zakari of Deba town in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, committed the acts on May 2 and May 8.
The prosecution said that about 10 p.m. on the mentioned dates, the accused took his biological daughter to his matrimonial room and had carnal knowledge of her without her consent.
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.