A school teacher, Zarah, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old female pupil in Maiduguri, Borno State.
She was accused of putting her fingers in the victim’s private part.
According to Fatmata security sources, the suspect is a divorcee in her mid-thirties and one of the teachers in a primary school not far from the Government House, Maiduguri.
The incident was said to have happened on November 11, 2022.
The victim’s father, Hassan Baba, was said to have observed that his daughter’s urine was reddish, prompting him to rush her to the Umaru Shehu Hospital rape section for check-up.
“On reaching the hospital, it was discovered that she had been penetrated. And on inquiries, she opened up that it was her class teacher that curdled her inside the dark of her hijabs to commit the havoc,” a security source told Daily Post.
“My teacher Malama falmata kept me inside her hijab after school on that day and asked me to suck her breasts while sitting on her laps.
“While I sucked her breasts she used her fingers to penetrate my private part,” she was quoted to have told her father, who narrated the incident to human rights activists and security agents.
On discovery that his daughter was not ill afterwards but obviously violated, Hassan in conjunction with his neighbors, quickly reported the matter to the Police Division at GRA, near the Government House, where the matter was taken up for prosecution under the new rape law.
Barrister Jumai Meshelia, the head of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, in Borno State, in a chat on Friday, November 25, 2022, said they were aware of the matter and would surely do the needful to ensure that the suspect is prosecuted according to the violence against persons prosecution VAPP law.
She said that a minor just 5 years of age should never be allowed to go through such physical or psychological injuries.
Police spokesman, Sani Shatambaya, could not be reached as at the time of writing this report as he was said to be out of town.
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Joseph, it was learnt, has no requisite certification to show he is qualified to be a doctor.
The suspect, who operates an illegal clinic in the Koropka area of the state, was also charged with raping four girls, impregnating one, and conducting an abortion on her.
Police spokesman Abiodun Wasiu confirmed the incident.
He said that the suspect also confessed to having deceitfully collected N200,000 from an unsuspecting member of the public under the pretence of a fake online business called Zuga coins international business.
‘Animal’: Women Pleads With Court To Punish Husband Who Raped Her 10-Year-Old Daughter
A 35-year-old woman has described her husband, John Odu, as an animal for sexually abusing and defiling their 10-year-old daughter.
The aggrieved mother is begging an Ogba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos to mete out severe punishment on him.
The accused was alleged to have taken advantage of the innocence of his daughter when his wife was not around to engage in the act.
The police said the incident happened in the Lekki area of Lagos.
The police prosecutor, Akeem Raji, said when the 10-year-old girl could no longer bear the pain, she reported the matter to her mother.
The accused is currently facing a two-count charge of sexual assault and defilement, offences that attract up to 14 years in jail if found guilty.
The police said that the highly traumatised girl alleged that her father locked her inside their apartment, forced her to open her mouth, and ordered her to suck him before forcing himself on her.
“My Lord, the beast of a man threatened to kill his daughter if she reported the incident to her mother,” the police said.
He was later transferred to the Gender Section of the Lagos State Police Command.
However, when he was arraigned, the court did not take his plea following a motion moved by the prosecutor, Akeem Raji, asking the court to give a date and refer the matter to the Department of Public Prosecution, DPP.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, ordered his remand in the Correctional Centre at Kirikiri, Lagos, pending the DPP’s report.
The matter was adjourned till November 19, 2022.
Source: Daily Post