Court Remands Arabic Teacher For Allegedly Sodomising Pupil

Mohammed Algoni, a 28-year-old Arabic teacher, was remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre On Monday, for allegedly defiling his 11-year-old pupil in the Ifako area of Lagos State.

The accused was brought before the Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court on a charge of sodomy.

The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, said the victim was a pupil of an Arabic boarding school; he came home for the Sallah break and declared to his mother that he wasn’t going back to school again.

Akeem also said the victim told his mother how Algoni had been allegedly sexually sodomising him.

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Algoni’s mother then reported the offence to the police, and the accused was arrested.

Akeem said the offence committed contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

During the court proceedings, the Chief Magistrate, B. O Osunsanmi, did not take the defendant’s plea.

Osunsabmi ordered that the accused be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.

The magistrate adjourned the case till September 28 for receipt of the DPP’s advice.