A man simply identified as Alhaji Giwa, has been accused of raping and impregnating an under-aged orphan, Maimuna in Birnin ruwa village of Sokoto State.A Nigerian journalist with DW Radio Hausa Service inGermany, Faruk Muhammad Yabo, who shared the story on his Facebook page, alleged that the Alhaji abandoned Maimuna after the act.
Yabo disclosed that the Alhaji who was dragged before a Sharia court in the state denied the allegation.
However, two eyewitnesses told the court how the accused promised to take Maimuna to a specialist clinic for abortion but later resented his decision.
Disclosing that Maimuna is currently eight months pregnant and stranded, Yabo wrote: “The story of this under-aged Maimuna an orphan of Birnin ruwa village in sokoto who was raped, impregnated and abandoned by one Alhaji Giwa of the same village as accused, is very touchy.
“Maimuna who is 8 month pregnant, has no body to cater for her pregnancy in this very young age. She is now helpless her father died since, and the person accused of impregnating her denied before the upper sheri’a court in sokoto, but Maimuna insisted that Alhaji Giwa as accused, was the only one who impregnated her.
“The two witnesses from the same village have attested before the court that Alhaji Giwa even told them that he will take Maimuna to a specialist for abortion, but later changed his mind.
“A child of a very poor family, Maimuna is in dare need of assistance from human right agencies because Alhaji the person in accuse of impregnating her already hired a lawyer for the case.”