A 51-year-old man, Mohammed Kuyizhi was on Monday remanded in Prison by a Minna Magistrates’ Court for allegedly impregnating a 16-year-old student.
The presiding Magistrate, Fati Auna, ordered that Kuyizhi, the Vice Principal, Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna, be kept behind bars after he denied committing the offence.
The Police prosecutor, Abdullahi Maiyaki, had told the court that the complainant, a junior student in the school, alleged that the defendant had sex with her three times in his office.
He said, “The defendant always gives her between N50 and N100 for her transport after the sexual intercourse.”
Maiyaki said that the matter was reported to the Child Right Protection Agency by a teacher, after the girl’s guardian informed the school that her ward was pregnant for the teacher.
He explained that the accused admitted that he penetrated the girl, but did not release sperm and could not be responsible for the pregnancy.
Mr. Maiyaki said that the offence contravened Sections 19 and 25 of the Child Rights Act.
The Magistrate adjourned the case till April 5 for further mention.