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 home 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.