A 40-year-old man, Hafizu Isyaku, has allegedly impregnated his 13-year-old daughter in a move to satisfy the requirements of the cult group he joined for a ritual purpose.
To compound the woes of his wife and mother of the girl, the man continues sleeping with his girl after getting the pregnancy aborted.
His wife, Maryam Manta, disclosed this to reporters at her residence in Kabala Doki, Kaduna, saying the incident occurred at Tudun Wada, Maraba, near Abuja, before she relocated to Kaduna.
She said she got to know about her daughter’s pregnancy when she returned from a three-month journey. She said, “When I returned from my journey where I went to see my parents, I noticed my daughter was sick and was behaving strangely.
Earlier, I didn’t suspect anything because my husband always gave her some concoctions to drink, claiming it was going to heal her. When the sickness persisted and I noticed my daughter had missed her period, I questioned and threatened her to tell me if she had any affair with any man. Eventually, she opened up to me that her father had been having canal knowledge of her while I was away.
“When I confronted my husband, he cried and confessed joining a cult which mounted pressure on him to get his daughter pregnant and then abort it as a sacrifice. I became confused and wept profusely but when he promised to disassociate himself from the cult, I went together with him to the hospital where the pregnancy was aborted.”
Speaking further, she said she found out that after the abortion, her husband was still having s*xual intercourse with his daughter.
“I caught him red handed in the very act. I became heartbroken and absconded from his hom in Maraba and returned to Kaduna with my six children”. When I arrived Kaduna, I reported the issue to the District Head of Kabala Doki, Danlami Bawa, who invited my husband for some discussions.”
She said she had filed a court case at the Sharia Magistrate court, Magajin-Gari in Kaduna for the full custody of her six children.
Efforts by Daily Trust to get the husband’s reaction proved abortive.