A 28-year-old student has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly jilting his girlfriend, who is said to be seven-month pregnant.
According to a Mararaba Upper Area Court on Friday, the student identified as Gimba Emen, was reported to have had consensual sexual intercourse with his girlfriend, Jessica Ibrahim which resulted to pregnancy, but he kicked her out afterwards.
Vanguard reports that the prosecutor, Sergeant Samuel Okoro, told the court that Jessica reported the erring boyfriend at the Sani Abacha Road Police Station, Mararaba, on August 4, adding that sometime in January, the accused approached Jessica for a relationship to which she accepted.
The police officer also alleged that the accused deceived and deceitfully induced the complainant, who is not lawfully married to him, to believe that he will marry her.
“The accused cohabited with Jessica and had sexual intercourse with her which resulted into pregnancy.
“He drove her out of the house without providing for her needs,’’ Okoro was quoted to have said.
The offence committed by the accused contravenes Section 383 of the Penal Code. Section 383 and the prosecutor has prescribed a three-year jail term as penalty for offenders.
While denying the allegations leveled against him, Emen told the court that he had a relationship with Jessica, but that it was in the past.
The prosecutor, who objected to the bail of the accused, argued that he is simply trying to deny responsibility and must be punished for his acts.
Mr Vincent Gwehemba, who presided over the court, ordered that the accused be remanded in Keffi Prison until the next adjourned date, August 17.