The two claimants who spoke through their lawyer, Bar. Kabir Alhassan, said that Salisu had promised to marry the second claimant after the incident, but failed to do so after she gave birth to their baby.
“Two years ago, the defendant approached the first plaintiff with a request to allow him to court his daughter who was 16 years old at the time.
“The father of the second plaintiff gave his consent and permission to the defendant and the defendant began to come to the house to meet the girl in her mother’s room,” he said.
It asserted that the defendant had promised the second applicant marriage and had impregnated her during their engagement while the father did not find out until the pregnancy was seven months old.
He added that the defendant who approached the plaintiff confessed and admitted that he was responsible and promised to marry her after the delivery.
Bar. Alhassan explained that the defendant then denied paternity to the ba in order to fulfill his promise to marry the second applicant.
“We are praying for the court to force the defendant to keep his promise and commitment to marry the second plaintiff as no one is willing to marry her due to the incident,” he prayed.
In his defense, the defendant’s lawyer, Bar. IH Yahya, denied the accusation and said that his client was not responsible for the pregnancy and that he had not promised the second applicant marriage.
Judge Abubakar Salisu-Tureta adjourned the matter until December 5 for the plaintiffs to present witnesses.
Source Credit: NAN