I Didn’t Mean To Impregnate My Elder Sister, 25-Year Old Tells Kano Court

A 25 year old man, Shamsu Isa, yesterday told a magistrate
court in Kano State that he impregnated his elder sister in

Isa spoke shortly after appearing before the court, following
a report made by the Ward Head of the Takalmawa Quarters,
to the police that the accused person was having sexual
intercourse with his elder sister, contrary to the law.

The First Information Report by the police stated that a case
of incest was reported to the police following the discovery
that Isa’s elder sister, identified as Na’ima was carrying her
younger brother’s baby.

“On July 4, 2014, the Ward Head of Takalmawa Quarters
reported to the police that, Shamsu Isa was having sexual
intercourse with his elder sister.

However, when the charge was read to Isa, he said: ‘’the
allegation levelled against me is true. All that had been read
against me, is true, it was a mistake, I mistakenly impregnated
her, my elder sister.”

According to the charge, the accused person committed
“incest contrary to section 390 of the Penal Code Law’’.

Naima Isa, 27, is believed to have a weak mind.
The prosecutor, Corporal Ibrahim Abdulrazak applied for the
matter to be adjourned to another date, to enable the police
conclude investigations into the case.

The Senior Magistrate, Ummi Sani Kurawa, while delivering
her ruling, ordered that, Isa be remanded in prison custody,
and adjourned the matter to August 4, for mention.