Case of man who impregnated Class 3 girl in Tana River postponed again
- The case was first adjourned last week after the minor disappeared from home on the eve of the ruling.
- The accused, Musa Mohamed, however protested against a repeat of DNA test saying that the case has taken too long.
- The defendant got pregnant on May 2016 and gave birth to a baby girl in early 2017 through Caesarian Section.
A court adjourned for the second time in the case of a 25-year-old man from Tana River County who is charged with defiling and impregnating a class 3 pupil.
The court was told that the DNA samples that were to be presented as evidence ‘got spoiled’.
According to the prosecutor, Edwin Balongo, the DNA samples were not properly stored.
Balongo requested the court to allow blood samples be taken afresh.
“We would like to request the court to allow us to take the accused back to the hospital for blood samples to be taken again,” the prosecutor plead with the court.
The accused, Musa Mohamed, however protested against a repeat of DNA test saying that the case has taken too long.
The case was first adjourned last week after the minor disappeared from home on the eve of the ruling.
It is alleged that the girl did not show up as she was “misled by a relative of the accused.”
The judge then ordered police officers at Madogo Police Station to ensure that the minor appears in court on August 21.
Garissa Chief Magistrate Cosmos Maundu further directed that the accused be escorted to Garissa Referral Hospital where his blood sample and that of baby were to be compared.
The Magistrate said both parties involved in the case should appear before him on Wednesday, August 22, where he will give a new judgment date.
“I would like the court to consider my plight since I have been in remand for too long and this new development is like starting the case again,” Mohamed said.
The defendant, a 13-year-old girl, got pregnant on May 5, 2016 and gave birth to a baby girl early 2017 through caesarian section.
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