By Uchechi Nziwu
There was drama at Chief Magistrate Court 20, presided over by Chief Magistrate Gomba Osaro, as a 13- year -old -girl revealed that she was four months pregnant for one Sunday Samuel.
Samuel (19) was arraigned by the Human Rights desk of the Rivers State Police Command on charges of having carnal knowledge of an underage girl.
The underage girl however admitted in court that the accused was her boyfriend and that she loved him.
Samuel was subsequently remanded at the Port Harcourt correctional centre and the case was adjourned to 16th August 2021 for consideration of bail after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The charge sheet reads that, you Sunday Samuel, on the 14th day of February 2021, at Ohakwe Street, Rumuigbo in Port Harcourt magisterial district, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of one Blessing Uduak, a girl underage of thirteen years and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 218 of criminal code of cap 37 Vol.11 laws of Rivers State 1999.”