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Oluwatosin Ejalonibu & Abdulfattah Ilyas
A 52-year-old suspect, Jimoh Hamzat who was alleged of raping and procuring two abortions for his niece has denied being the father of the foetus he aborted for his niece.
According to him he only aborted for her so that she could get back to school and secure her future as he was the one caring for her.
PLATFORM TIMES had earlier reported that Hamzat was arrested for allegedly raping his 16-year old niece and procuring two abortions for her and was on the verge of aborting the third one before he was arrested.
But the suspect in an exclusive interview with PLATFORM TIMES confessed to raping her but said he was not the father of the foetus he aborted twice and that the third one he also wanted to abort was also not his.
While explaining how the child is not his, he said “to be sincere, I have actually carried out two abortions for her but, I’m not the one responsible for those pregnancies.
“Before I started having sex with her,
There’s a particular boy living in our house called Taiwo that has been having sex with her and I’m aware of.
“My daughter actually noticed it and she informed me.
“I carried out the abortions in order not to let her education stop.
“I am responsible for her school expenses and I dont want the pregnancy to affect her education.
“The girl is the only one living with me after my daughter left home for her education at MAPOLY.
“My daughter got Admission during the period of COVID-19, she actually informed me that she observed that Taiwo has been sleeping with the girl before she(my daughter) left for school.
“She told me this around May, 2019, so, I tried to make findings from Taiwo and he confessed to me that he has actually been having sex with her and of which his father too is aware of “.
“Not quiet long from that period, she got pregnant”.
“I have not been having sex with her then when she got the first pregnancy”.
On the Second pregnancy/ abortion he said “I actually started sleeping with her around 2020.
” I dont understand, what actually happen is that the reason why I dont understand it is that she normally used my phone to call a particular boy and I even sent a message to the boy that he shouldn’t call her again if he doesn’t want me to get him arrested because the girl is still schooling.
“Up till the moment she went to her father’s place, she still called the boy on my phone.
“I have been having sex with her before I carried out the second abortion for her.
Despite the fact that I have been having sex with her then, I’m still very sure that I’m also not the one responsible for that second pregnancy.
when he was asked why he aborted for her second time if he knew he wasn’t the father of the child, he stated his earlier reason saying “I actually carried out the second abortion for her in order not to debar her education”.
He further said “This third one that we want to carry out, I didn’t engage in sex with her.
“I even do ask her every month if she has seen her menstruation
“When she went to her father around July for holiday and returned home, I asked her if she has seen her menstruation and she said no and of which I asked her if it is not that boy she do call that impregnated her.
“That third pregnancy, I didn’t engage in sex with her all.
“It was confirmed that she’s 10 weeks pregnant and Within that 10 weeks, I didn’t have sex with her, therefore, I’m not also responsible for that too.
“Around mid- June when she finished her exam, she told me that she’s going to school and I told her not to go but she insisted.
“Whenever she’s going, she do go to school with an extra cloth and of which I didn’t take it serious.
“When she returned from her father’s place, I asked her if she has seen her menstruation, and she said no and I told her that hope it is not that boy that you saved her number with MY LOVE that is responsible for this pregnancy?, She didn’t respond”