A police inspector named Gbenga Fajuyi, attached to the Niger State Police Command, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison by the Minna Senior Magistrate Court. The conviction comes as a result of Fajuyi impregnating his 13-year-old biological daughter and subsequently killing the newborn baby after delivery.
According to the Police First Information Report marked SMC/MN, CR/06/2023, Fajuyi, aged 47, committed the offense in 2019 in the Ungwan Nasarawa area of Tafa Local Government. He lured his daughter, a student in SS1 at Government Day Secondary School Sabon-Wuse, into his room and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her. This resulted in her pregnancy, and after the delivery of a baby girl, Fajuyi threatened the young girl, warning her that he would kill her if she disclosed the incident to anyone.
During the police investigation, Fajuyi confessed to the crimes, stating that he had taken the newborn baby to a nearby river and strangled her to death. The charges brought against him contravened Section 18(2) of the Niger State Child Right Law 2010, Section 390 25(3), and 397B of the penal code.
Fajuyi pleaded guilty to the charges when they were read to him by Senior Magistrate Christy Barau. The court requested the police prosecutor, Inspector Lawrence Owette, to present his case, including witnesses and evidence, in order to determine the appropriate punishment for the offenses committed.