NIGERIA – Doctor, guardian, remanded over abortion for 14-yr-old girl. But what about the rape?
A chief magistrate court in Kafanchan remanded a communitydoctor and and another man in a custodial centre for alleged criminalconspiracy and causing the death of an unborn child.
The girl’s father filed the complaint. The doctor is theowner of a private hospital in Kafanchan and was charged for allegedly abortinga pregnancy for a 14-year-old girl. The girl was said to have been defiled andimpregnated 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 incollaboration with Salama Sexual Assault Referral Center (SARC).
The SARC manager, Grace Yohanna Abbin, expressed dismay overthe continuous abuse of children despite the ongoing awareness creation inschools and other local gatherings. She did not say how awareness creation inschools could possibly protect children from sexual abuse nor whether thefoster father was actually charged with “defilement”.
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SOURCE: Daily Trust, by Ahmed Ali, 14 January 2020 ; INFOGRAPHIC