NIGERIA – Doctor, guardian, remanded over abortion for 14-yr-old girl. But what about the rape?

A chief magistrate court in Kafanchan remanded a community doctor and and another man in a custodial centre for alleged criminal conspiracy and causing the death of an unborn child.

The girl’s father filed the complaint. The doctor is the owner of a private hospital in Kafanchan and was charged for allegedly aborting a pregnancy for a 14-year-old girl. The girl was said to have been defiled and impregnated by her foster father, who later took her to the doctor for an abortion. Both men were arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in collaboration with Salama Sexual Assault Referral Center (SARC).

The SARC manager, Grace Yohanna Abbin, expressed dismay over the continuous abuse of children despite the ongoing awareness creation in schools and other local gatherings. She did not say how awareness creation in schools could possibly protect children from sexual abuse nor whether the foster father was actually charged with “defilement”.

In very poor taste, an inappropriate advertisement sitting near the end of the article claimed: “How over 5000 Nigerian men have permanently overcome terrible bedroom performance….”

SOURCE: Daily Trust, by Ahmed Ali, 14 January 2020 ; INFOGRAPHIC