Civil Servant Faces Jail Time For Committing Adultery

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A 29-year-old Katsina state civil servant, identified as Abdurahman Ibrahim,  has gotten himself into legal trouble after engaging in sexual affair with a married woman.

It was revealed in court on Monday that Ibrahim had been having an unlawful sexual relationship with the housewife, Hauwau Dikko, both in her matrimonial home at Turaruka Quarters, Katsina and in  Batsari

Ibrahim of Unguwar Alkali Quarters, Batsari, who had already admitted to the crime before a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court, will be sentenced on October 4, 2018.

He was dragged to the court on charges of criminal trespass and adultery which were contrary to sections 348 and 387 of the Penal Code.


Dikko ’s husband, Abubakar Kankiya, eventually reported the matter to the police in Katsina on September 12.

The Police First Information Report read in the court by police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, said the accused deceived Dikko and had sex with her several times.

It read, “On September 12, at about 1800 hours,one Abubakar Rabiu Kankiya of Turaruka Quarters,Katsina, reported at CP’s Surveillance team,Shagari Low Cost, Katsina against you, AbduRahman Ibrahim,29 years of Unguwar Alkali Quarters,Batsari,Batsari Local Government Area that on several occasions,the suspect deceived and had carnal knowledge unlawfully with his wife, named Hauwau Dikko, in his matrimonial house and other places at Batsari town.”


Ibrahim confessed to the crime before the court and opted for summary trial.

The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, subsequently fixed his sentencing for next Thursday, and ordered that he should be remanded in the prison custody.

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