Magaji Dansale, the man who was accused of raping his seven-month-old stepdaughter in Katsina state has actually confessed to the crime describing it as “regrettable and an act of the devil”.
This, he said when he was paraded by the Katsina Police Command headquarters yesterday, March 31.
Dansale said he violated the baby girl because of his desperation to become rich in life.
Speaking in Hausa, the father of six said:
I had s3xual intercourse with the baby girl because I saw it in several dreams I had that it was the way for me to become successful in life. I dreamt that all my suffering in life would end. This is why I did it. I truly believed that if I had sexual intercourse with her, all my predicaments would vanish. I would not have to run around to make ends meet anymore. It was just ordained by God that such would happen to me and it happened.
Dansale said he married the mother of the baby girl following the death of his first wife who had six children for him and when asked why he chose the step daughter instead of his biological daughter, he said:
She is also my child, I just don’t know how it happened. I regret my action and want to plead for leniency.
The girl’s mother, 25-year-old Zinnai Muntari, said when she woke up for the morning prayers on that fateful day, she saw blood on the private part of the baby and she reported to her husband who then asked her to bring the child and after observing her, said it was pile and hurried out to bring some herbs to use on her.
As a mother, I felt this was unusual and reached out for help at the General Hospital Malumfashi where the doctor confirmed it was a forceful entry that tore the vagina up to the anus. They later referred us to the Umar Turai Children and Maternity Hospital in Katsina.
‘It was God-ordained, I saw it in my dreams’ – Man who raped his 7-months old daughter says was last modified: April 1st, 2017 by May Audu