Teacher ac­cused of de­fil­ing 2 pupils

Daily Trust - - CRIME - From MairoHarunaDala, Maiduguri

A pri­mary school teacher ac­cused of de­fil­ing two of his pupils aged 6 and 7 has de­nied the charges, say­ing he was be­ing framed up by the school head­mas­ter be­cause he is mak­ing ar­range­ments to start his own school.

Saidu Mo­hammed, a teacher with Bu­lunkutu Sci­ence and Is­lamic Pri­mary School in Maiduguri, the Borno state cap­i­tal, is stand­ing trial be­fore a Borno State High Court sit­ting in Maiduguri for al­legedly hav­ing sex­ual in­ter­course with two pupils of the school.

In his ev­i­dence be­fore the court, Po­lice Cor­po­ral, Jack­son Pe­ter, who in­ves­ti­gated the case at Bu­lunkutu Po­lice sta­tion where the case was first re­ported, ten­dered a state­ment al­legedly writ­ten by Mo­hammed where he said he took the two teenage girls to an un­com­pleted build­ing in the school where he had sex with them.

The ac­cused al­legedly wrote in the state­ment that few days af­ter he had sex with the two teenagers, he again in­vited one of the girls, gave her tea and bread and had an­other round of sex with her. He stated that on each oc­ca­sion, he usu­ally ap­ply cream be­fore hav­ing sex with the girls.

Cor­po­ral Pe­ter said in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the mat­ter at Bu­lunkutu was in­con­clu­sive as the case was trans­ferred to the State Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (SCID) for dis­creet in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Woman Cor­po­ral Chris­tiana Isa who told the court that she took over in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the mat­ter at the State CID, said the two girls were taken to Umaru Shehu Ul­tra Mod­ern Hospi­tal, Maiduguri where they were ex­am­ined and a med­i­cal re­port made avail­able.

The Pros­e­cu­tion Coun­sel, Mus­li­mat A. Ti­j­jani led Dr. Ibrahim Bukar into giv­ing ev­i­dence that he car­ried out the med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion on the two teenage girls where he said though no bleed­ing was ob­served, a phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed that hyme­neal de­struc­tion caused by force­ful pen­e­tra­tion took place on the two teenage girls.

Mo­hammed through his coun­sel, Abubakar Karama, re­jected the ev­i­dence, say­ing the po­lice forced him to ad­mit guilt even when he is in­no­cent of the charge.

Jus­tice Al­kali G. Wakkil ad­journed the case for fur­ther hear­ing.

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