A 33-year-old Islamic teacher, Abubakar Abdullahi, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for having anal sex with 35 of his pupils.
The decision was made by a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger state on Monday.
The convict was charged with unnatural offence, contrary to section 284 of the penal code law and was slammed with a 7-year-imprisonment.
According to Police Prosecutor, ASP. Daniel Ikwoche, one Murtala Abdullahi, a Hisbah Commander in Kontagora Local Government Area reported the matter at the ‘A’ Police Division in Kontagora on July 22.
The prosecutor also told the court that complainant alleged that the accused lured 35 of his pupils who are between the ages of 9 and 14 years into his room and had anal intercourse with them on different occasions between March and July.
The Islamic teacher pleaded guilty to the charges against him and begged the court for leniency.
The Magistrate in her decision sentenced Abdullahi to seven years in prison with hard labour but held that he has the option of a N2 million fine after serving the first four years of his sentence.