One Samaila Zakari, a 50-year-old man, has been charged before a magistrates court for raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter. The court heard that the man had on May 2 and May 8, 2018, around 10pm dragged the victim into his bedroom and forcefully had sex with her.
The police said the victim was two months pregnant with her father's child. The incident happened in Deba town in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State.
Zakari pleaded not guilty to the charges before the magistrate, Dorabo Sikam.
The case has been adjourned until May 21 while the suspect remains in police custody.