POLICE LOGOBy Uthman Siraja                            

Police in Minna, the Niger State capital, have re-arraigned a dismissed inspector of Police, Gbenga Fajuyi before a Chief Magistrate Court in Anguwan Daji.        

The dismissed inspector was earlier charged to Minna Chief Magistrate court No2 for allegedly impregnating his 17 years old biological daughter and killed the baby and buried her in a shallow grave.

 He was remanded in Correctional custody on the orders of the Chief Magistrate, Nasir Mu’azu and also directed the Police to forward his case file to the Ministry of Justice for legal opinion.

Earlier, the the Director Public Prosecution (DPP), in the state Ministry of Justice, Barrister Moses Chiroma, has exonorated the dismissed Inspector Gbenga Fajuyi but that his wife and his 17 year old daughter should be prosecuted for concealment of information.

 Based on the legal opinion from the office of the DPP, the Chief Magistrate Nasir Mu’azu discharged him and he was immediately re-arrested by the operatives of Police on duty led by Malam Ahmed Sa’idu Kwangoma ASP.

He was re-arraigned on three count charges which bordered on unlawful sexual intercourse, incest, impregnating a female student and criminal intimidation.

According to the Police first information report made available in court, and a copy in possession of  Newsline, the offences were punishable under section 18 (2) of the Child Right Law of Niger State 2010, section  390, 25(3) and 397b of the penal code law.

The changes read in part: “That on 6 July, 2020 at about 1200 hrs, the Chief Magistrate Court No2 refered a case for investigation, that some time last year 2019, you Gbenga Fajuyi, aged 47, of Ungwan Nasarawa, lured your biological daughter, Hope Gbenga aged 17 years old, an SS1 student of Government Day Secondary School, Sabon Wuse, in your room and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her. As a result, she became pregnant and delivered a baby girl and also warned her that if she tells anybody, you will kill her. During Police investigation, you Gbenga Fajuyi confessed to the offences.” 

When the charges were read to him by the presiding Senior Magistrate, Safura Abdulkareem, he pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the police prosecutor, Inspector Mu’azu Abdullahi objected to his bail on the grounds that the charges against him are not bailable.

At this point, the Magistrate ordered for his remand in Minna new Custodian centre in Tunga and adjougned the case to18 August, 2020 for further mention.