Mother Asks Young Man To Pay N800000 For Impregnating her 14-year-old Daughter
Mother Asks Young Man To Pay N800000 For Impregnating her 14-year-old Daughter. Ukridosblog, learnt that the Mother by name Rhoda Joshua, who lives in Karu, Abuja demanded a grade 1 area court in Karu to charge one Mr. John Okechukwu, N800, 000 as damage fee for putting her 14-year-old daughter in a family way.
According to Rhoda’s statement to the court, John Okechukwu, who is 27-year-old has been in a Sexual relationship with her daughter since 2016. The mother further revealed that her 14-year-old daughter was in SS1 at a school in Nasarawa State when it all started.
Rhoda, in her statement to the judge, said;
“ My Lord , my daughter has been seeing this guy since last year when she was 13 and as a mother, I noticed she had started having s3x with him.
“ I warned her and even beat her to stop it but instead of bringing home a result of flying colours , she brought this pregnancy nine months ago.
“ I kept cautioning my daughter against the relationship and advised her to face her studies because I am a widow but she told me the guy said he wanted to marry her.
“He impregnated her while she was still in school so she had to drop out and since she took in till now that she will give birth he has never given her even one naira for her or the coming baby.
“ I have been the one taking care of her , the pregnancy and her younger one and I have no support from anywhere.
“ So , I am pleading with this Court to order him to pay me the sum of N800,000 in damages for allowing her to drop out of school because of the pregnancy and for not taking any responsibility since my daughter became pregnant and for refusing to marry her.
“ He promised to marry her but since she became pregnant till now that she will soon put to bed, he has refused to even take us to his family members, keep to his promise or take any form of responsibility, ’’ Joshua said.
When the court asked Okechukwu, if he was ready to marry the girl, he said;
“ My Lord, she will have my baby and that is my responsibility and I will be giving a token toward that.
“ Even if I don’t marry her that baby will make our relationship everlasting.
“ I am also a student and cannot get married now but I will try to be giving a token for the upkeep of the baby. I am not sure of the future itself, ’’ he said.
When the court ask the girl if she was ready to get married to the respondent , she said;
“ I cannot marry him because he did not keep to his words of getting married to me and taking good care of me since I became pregnant rather he denied me and said he can’t marry me. ’’
After the whole stories, Justice Abdullahi Baba, said;
“ The issue brought by the plaintiff before this court is centred on marriage and this can only be determined by a customary court of law. So , let this case be transferred to the Customary Court in Karu for a proper trial.”