By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
A low income father, Malam Hussaini Abubakar has told Sharia Court 2 in Sabon Gari, Zaria that his neighbour’s son, Rabiu Ibrahim, impregnated his daughter and gave him N15,000 to abort the pregnancy but he declined and finally she delivered a baby boy.
On Decy 12, 2020, Ibrahim, approached the court, seeking intervention against the claims by Abubakar and his daughter that he impregnated her which according to him, was not true.
Testifying before the court, Abubakar said: ” my daughter told me that Ibrahim impregnated her. I reported the matter before the Kasuwar Mata Police Division, Sabon Gari, and the police swung into action and detained him.
“His relatives led by the plaintiff’s uncle, Dan Bala and the ward head of Jushin Waje, Malam Sule approached me for an amicable settlement.
”I was given N15,000 to abort the pregnancy, i told them that my religion does not approve of abortion and I don’t engage in such,” he said.
He further said that his daughter carried the pregnancy to full term.
”When she went into labour, I called the uncle of the plaintiff and he promised to raise N15,000 for the medical bills.
”My daughter delivered a baby boy and neither the plaintiff nor his relations came to see the baby.
“Three days after the baby was born, I instructed my wife to take the baby to the plaintiff’s family and they rejected the baby,” he said.
When the presiding judge, Shittu Umar, asked the plaintiff about the money, he denied giving N15,000 to Abubakar for an abortion.
He said:” It was my uncle who gave the money to him (Abubakar),” he said.
After listening to the testimony, Justice Umar ordered Malam Hussaini to go and get Police report and Magistrate Court proceedings and adjourned the matter until January 19 for further hearing.