It was a dramatic scene yesterday at a magistrate court in Kano State when a 25 year old man, Shamsu Isa said he impregnanted his elder
sister in mistakenly.
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
“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 inpregnated 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 is heavy.’’
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.