A 42-year-old mother, Mrs. Martha Waziri has been sentenced to jail for aborting her teenage daughter’s pregnancy in Niger State.
A senior magistrate’s court sitting in Kafin-Koro, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, handed down the judgment after the plaintiff, one Mr. Stephen Dauda, accused Mrs. Waziri of terminating his fiancee’s pregnancy.
Mr. Dauda’s fiancée is Mrs. Waziri’s 19-year-old daughter, who was three-month pregnant.
Mr. Dauda told the court that he had paid Mrs. Dauda’s daughter’s dowry and had sexual intercourse with her, which resulted into pregnancy but was terminated by her mother.
The accused was found guilty of a two-count charge brought against her and was sentenced to 8-month imprisonment with an option of fine.