Ex-Eagles’ star, Kaita, faces jail term for alleged abandonment


Former Super Eagles midfielder, Sani Kaita, may be charged to a three years jail term for allegation brought against him by a lady, Ms Esther Emiola, who has sent a petition to the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on the ground of alleged wife and child abandonment.

In the petition filed and signed by Eniola’s lawyer, Mr Frank Tietie, Forthright Chamber, Area 11, Garki, Abuja and made available to the sports247.ng on Monday, the petitioner alleged that Kaita got her pregnant in 2015 with a promise to marry her but reneged on the agreement and abandoned her. In Tietie’s petition, it was alleged that Kaita, throughout the pregnancy and after birth, never asked after the baby’s welfare nor that of the mother and put them in hostile abandonment.

“In line with the statues of NAPTIP, anyone who abandons a wife or husband, children or other dependents without any means of sustenance commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years or to a fine not exceeding N500,000.00 or both.

The petition reads in part:“We are solicitors to Esther Emiola; hereinafter referred to as our client and on whose instructions we hereby write to request the arrest and compulsion of Sani Kaita on grounds of abandonment, according to the provision of Section 16 VAPP Act 2015. “Mr Kaita is well known international footballer with sufficient financial means of providing for the welfare of the baby and his mother but he has wilfully chosen to abandon them for three years. “Presently Mr Kaita is in Abuja and he is again seeking the possibility of another sexual liaison with our client and has invited her to a secret location in Abuja.”

The petition added that, the compulsion of the suspect by NAPTIP would force him to formally respond to issues raised by the victim in the petition she filed before the agency.

Culled from New Telegraph

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