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Court remands teacher for allegedly defiling pupil

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A Jimeta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yola, on Friday ordered the remand of a 37-year-old teacher, Adamu Ayuba in a correctional facility for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl in school.

The police charged Ayuba of Rawani of Jambutu, Yola, with defilement contrary to section 211 of the penal code law of Adamawa state.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate, Musa Adamu, adjourned the matter until May 29, for further investigation into the matter by the police.

“This case has been adjourned until May 29, to enable the police finish their investigation and to forward the case file to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP)for legal advice,” the Chief Magistrate said.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, ASP Ezra Bulus told the court that the complainant Fatima Isah, mother of the minor, reported the matter at the police station on May 2, at about 6 p.m.

Bulus alleged that the complainant’s daughter, a student of Anur Modern Academy Yola, returned from school on April 29 and complained of severe pain in her private part.

The counsel informed the court that the alleged offence is criminal in nature which requires legal advice and prayed the court to adjourn the matter until May 29.

He stated that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 211 of the  Penal Code law of Adamawa 2018.

(NAN)

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