BREAKING THE CULTURE OF SILENCE

Posted: May 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

For impregnating his 15-year-old daughter, a Karu Upper Area Court, Abuja, has remanded one Rufua Alabi, 42, in prison custody.

Alabi was arraigned by the police before Justice Alhaji Umar Kagarko for allegedly impregnating his daughter, who is said to be an SS2 student and the second child in the family of six.

The prosecutor, Pascal Njoku, told the court that Alabi of Kurudu Village, Abuja, committed the offence sometime last year, adding that the incest had resulted to a six-month-old pregnancy.

According to him, the victim’s mother, Bose, reported the matter at the Jikwoyi Police Station, after she found out that her daughter was pregnant.

He added that Bose took her daughter to the hospital where a doctor confirmed that the victim was pregnant.

He said the victim confessed to her mother and the elder brother that her father was responsible for her pregnancy.

“My father on many occasions, had sexual intercourse with me when nobody was at home and warned me never to tell anybody about the affair,” the prosecution quoted the girl as saying.

Njoku said the offence was contrary to the Penal Code.

When the First Information Report (FIR) was read, the accused, who had no legal representation pleaded not guilty to the one- count charge of putting his daughter, a minor, in the family way .

The presiding judge ordered that his bail application come in form of a motion and adjourned the case to July 3, for further hearing. (Courtesy Naij.com)

Adolescents should be taught ‘How to Break the Culture of Silence’. Child sexual abuse is fast becoming a fashionable act in our society.
Let’s help protect these vulnerable group of individuals by empowering them with skills-based health education.

Enrol your adolescent today in Health Education Classes
@ the ASTRAH Centre, No 1 James Robertson street, off Akerele street,Surulere, Lagos.

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