Lesson teacher allegedly defiles 9 minors with finger

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The Police, yesterday, arraigned a 40-year-old lesson teacher, Faruk Adam, before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly molesting nine of his pupils

Adam, whose address was not given, is facing a nine-count charge bordering on unlawful sexual intercourse, preferred against him by the Police.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Peace Chukwudi, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences sometime between November 2018 and February this year, at 1, Jaiye Balogun Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi,  Lagos.

She said the defendant unlawfully inserted his finger into the vagina of the nine children, who are between the ages of six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11 and 13.

Chukwudi said the defendant sexually assaulted the 13-year-old girl by fondling her breasts.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed are punishable under Sections 261 and 263 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

However, the plea of the defendant was not taken.

The magistrate, Miss K. O. Doja-Ojo, ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, DPP, office for legal advice.

She remanded the defendant in prison custody, pending the outcome of DPP’s advice and adjourned the case till March 21.