38-year-old teacher, Onuoha Kenneth, was arrested by police and charged to FCT Chief Magistrates’ Court on suspicion of defiling a minor, on Thursday, 26 June.
It was gathered that the incident occurred in school where Kenneth was working as a teacher. The man lured a seven-year-old girl in the school toilet and ordered her take off her clothes including her underwear. He inserted his finger into the victim’s private parts, bruising and making her bleed in the process.
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When the girl came back home, she told her mother what had happened and the matter was immediately reported to the police and later to the school authorities. Whereupon the Kenneth, who is a resident of of Lugbe, Abuja, was arrested and interrogated.
He appeared in court before Chief Magistrate Hadiza Shagari on a one-count charge of gross indecency. The offence that contravened Section 285 of the Penal Code.
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Chief Magistrate Shagari granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 and two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be a federal civil servant who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction. The case was adjourned till Aug. 20 for continuation of hearing.
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