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Civil servant in court for allegedly impregnating married woman

Gab Ndu, July 28, 2021

A 39-year-old civil servant, Iroghama Charles, on Wednesday, July 28, appeared before a Gwagwalada Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly impregnating a married woman.

The police charged Charles, who lives in Chukukun Kuje Area Council, FCT, Abuja, with enticing a married woman.

The Prosecution Counsel, Dabo Yakubu, told the court that the complainant Kayode Akande, who lives in Chukukun Kuje Area Council, FCT, reported the matter at the police station on July 13.

Yakubu said that the defendant enticed the complainant’s wife, Justina Kayode and on the process had sexual intercourse with her.

He said that the act resulted in a pregnancy which the defendant went further and gave the complainant’s wife oral medication in order to terminate the pregnancy.

The prosecutor said the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 389 of the Penal Code.

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The defendant, however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate Aliyu Shafa addmitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.

Shafa ordered that the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

He adjourned the case until Aug. 30 for hearing.

NAN

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