50-year-old man arraigned for raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter in Gombe state

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Samaila Zakari, 50, has been charged to Magistrate court on Tuesday by the police in Gombe for allegedly molesting and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter.

According to the police, the accused, Zakari of Deba town in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, committed the crime on May 2 and May 8.

The prosecuto, Insp. Baba Shekari, said that about 10pm on the mentioned dates, the accused took his biological daughter to his matrimonial room and had carnal knowledge of her without her consent; which was contrary to Sections 390 and 282 of the Penal Code.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges before the Magistrate, Mr. Dorabo Sikam.

The case has been adjourned to 21st of May to enable the police to complete their investigation.

The accused has however be remanded in prison custody.


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