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Bauchi: Head teacher bags 11 years jail term for sexually assaulting 6-year-old pupil

In Bauchi state, a head teacher, Jalaludeen Zakari, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for fingering one of his female students.

Zakari, who hails from Burra village in the Ningi Local Government Area of the State, was convicted and sentenced by the Bauchi State High Court No. 11.

Justice Nana Fatimah Jibrin, the Presiding Judge of the trial court, handed down the judgement.

Barrister Dayabu Ayuba, the Prosecuting Counsel l, a State Counsel with the Ministry of Justice, made this known in an interview with journalists in Bauchi on Saturday.

He disclosed that he presented three witnesses, including the victim who testified before the court during the trial.

He said the six-year-old girl was in the school to undergo a screening for admission before she ended up being defiled by the convict who held her for hours after official school closing hours.

The counsel said, “Although he did not use his manhood on the girl, he fingered her and, in legal parlance, this is tantamount to rape.”

Recall that a similar incident occurred in 2023 where a High Court Judge in Bauchi sentenced one Yusuf Bako to life imprisonment for raping a girl inside a mosque.

Additionally, two other men were handed 35 years imprisonment each for culpable homicide and removing the private part of a teenage girl in Jama’are

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