Bauchi head teacher sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for defiling 6-year-old girl

Bauchi director sentenced to 11 years in prison for defiling 6-year-old girl

Justice Nana Fatimah Jibrin, presiding judge of the Bauchi State High Court No. 11, has sentenced Jalaludeen Zakari, a head teacher in Burra, Ningi Local Government Area of ​​the state, to 11 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old child . girl.

The girl was at the school for an admission screening, but Zakari detained her for hours after the school's official closing time.

Lawyer Dayabu Ayuba, Public Prosecutor and State Counsel at the Bauchi State Ministry of Justice, who disclosed this during an interview with journalists on Tuesday, January 2, 2023, said the convict inserted his finger into the girl's private parts .

Ayuba said that during the trial, three witnesses, including the victim, gave evidence before the court.

“The perpetrator asked the victim to leave, dismissing all other students without providing a reason for his extended stay. While she was left behind, the attacker subjected her to sexual assault, an act equivalent to rape in legal terms,” he said.

Ayuba said the sentencing took place in July this year after Jalaludeen asked the court for leniency.


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