Magaji who was on Friday paraded alongside other suspects at the police headquarters in Katsina State, told journalists that he had several dreams in which he became rich once he had sexual intercourse with the infant.
‘I had sexual 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,’ he said.
According to him, he married the mother of the baby girl following the death of his first wife who had six children for him.
The girl’s mother, 25-year-old Zinnai Muntari, said when she woke up for the morning prayers and saw blood on the private part of the baby, her husband 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,” she said The little baby is still in intensive care struggling for her life.
The child is still on admission fighting for her life at the Turai Umar Yar’Aadua Maternity and Children Hospital, Katsina, where she is receiving treatment.
Magaji who was paraded in Katsina yesterday at the police headquaters says he regrets the act and also pleads for mercy.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Usman Abdullahi, said Dansale would be charged to court soon.