Teacher accused of defiling 2 pupils
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.