The Chief Magistrate Court in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State has sentenced a don, Professor Festus David Kolo of the Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria to two months imprisonment for knowingly enticing a married woman who was his student contrary to Section 389 of the penal code law.
Principal State Prosecution Counsel Mustapha Adamu, who read the first information report, said on May 21, one Muhammad Ghali of Takur Quarters Dutse “reported you, Prof. Festus David Kolo of ABU, Zaria, knowing fully well that Mrs Bushra Ghali Muhammed is his wife, and you have been making advances towards her, inciting her, calling her oftenly, sending her love text messages using your phone”.
The FIR also stated, “You, Prof. Kolo, was caught red handed by the police at Dan Musa Guest House Room 109 with Ghali’s wife after he reported the case to the police and after several warnings and pleas by the husband”, to which the accused pleaded guilty.
Kolo’s legal representatives, M.A. Gausu and R.A. Nwande told the court that their client is above 60 years and the bread winner of his family and therefore pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.
Senior Magistrate Muhammed Musa Kaugama noted that the convict was a first time offender but also ruled that, “this court hereby sentences the convict to two months imprisonment without option of fine” in order to serve as a deterrant against a similar act in the future