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Police Inspector sentenced to 22 years for impregnating minor, killing newborn in Niger

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In a disturbing case that has shaken Niger State, a 47-year-old police inspector named Gbenga Fajuyi has been

has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for impregnating his 13-year-old daughter and killing a newborn baby. The sentence is to run cumulatively.

He will spend the jail term in the Minna Correctional Centre as directed by Senior Magistrate Christy Barau of Court 4.

In her judgement, Barau described the convict as a “monster” who as a police officer that should protect the little girl ended up putting her in adulthood.

The magistrate said Fajuyi was found guilty of the charges of unlawful sexual intercourse, incest, impregnating a female student and criminal intimidation.

She said based on the prosecution, the three-count charges contravened section 18 subsection 2 of Niger State Child Right Law 2010, section 390, subsections 25 and  397b of the Penal Code.

Earlier, the first Information Report SMC/MN), CR/06/2023 which was made available in court, stated that Gbenga Fajuyi age 47, sometime in 2019, in the Ungwan Nasarawa area of Tafa local government lured his biological daughter, a student of the Government Day Secondary School Sabon-Wuse  in senior secondary class   one into his room and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her and later got her pregnant.

The report indicated that the 13-year-old girl later delivered a baby girl and Fajuyi threatened to kill her if she told anybody.

The FIR by the police also explained that during the investigation, the convict confessed to the commission of the crime and that after the delivery of the babay, he took the newborn baby to a nearby river and strangulated it.

While sentencing him, Barau pronounced that he would spend the next 22 years in prison without an option of fine.


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