A Mararaba Upper Area Court, on Friday ordered the remand of a 28-year-old student, Gimba Emen for allegedly jilting his girlfriend. The prosecutor, Sgt. Samuel Okoro, told the court that Jessica Ibrahim, a girlfriend to the accused, reported the matter at the Sani Abacha Road Police Station, Mararaba, on Aug. 4 at about 11:30 a.m.
Okoro said that sometimes in Jan. 4, the accused who resides at Mararaba, approached Jessica for a relationship to which she accepted. He 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 alleged. According to him, the complainant is carrying a seven-month-old pregnancy.
Okoro said that the offence committed by the accused contravened Section 383 of the Penal Code. Section 383 prescribes a three-year jail term as penalty for offenders. Emen, however, denied committing the offence.
He told the court that he had relationship with Jessica, but that it was in the past.
The prosecutor objected to the bail of the accused, adding that he is trying to deny his responsibility. The Presiding Judge, Mr Vincent Gwehemba, ordered that the accused be remanded in Keffi Prison until the next adjourned date. He adjourned the case till Aug.17 for further mention.