A school teacher has been arraigned before a magistrate court sitting in Kwara State for allegedly sexually molesting his seven-year-old pupil.
The school teacher who goes by the name Akorede Hammed was alleged to have taken the child to a toilet where he undressed her and took advantage of her by touching her female parts, according to Police First Information Report.
The information was contained in a letter the girl’s father wrote to Area Command Metro, Ilorin.
In the letter, it was stated that the girl said Hammed took her to a toilet, locked the door and began touching her. Hammed later opened the door for the girl to go after she defiantly refused him from having his way.
Police investigation revealed that the accused, who was the Nigerian Language teacher to the victim, absconded the school to an unknown location until he was later seen and arrested by the detective of the area command Metro.
He was dragged before the court on allegation of an act of gross indecency contrary to section 285 of the penal code law.
However on the first trial, the magistrate, Lawal stopped the proceeding due to the victim’s absence and adjourned the matter till 16th September 2020 for hearing.
Meanwhile, the wife of Kwara Governor, Mrs Folake AbdulRazaq has indicated interest in the matter and was duly represented in court.
International Federation of Women Lawyers and the National Human Right Commission also arrived at the court to observe the proceedings.