A 43-year old teacher, Yusuf Abubakar accused of raping a 12-year-old pupil has been remanded in prison custody, pending legal advice. The Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Tumfure area of Gombe State made the order on thursday.
Danjuma had earlier told the court that the accused, a resident of Dawaki quarters, Gombe, allegedly committed the offence on Nov. 8 at about 11:30am.
Danjuma alleged that the accused picked up the 12-year-old from the Karangada Primary School, Gombe, to a shop beside the school where he raped her.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 282 of the penal code law.
Chief Magistrate, Japhet Maida, in ruling granted the request made by the prosecutor, Insp Habibu Danjuma for the accused to be remanded in prison, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Maida, then adjourned the case until Dec. 20.
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