Niger: 43-year-old Teacher, arrested for molesting 3-year-old pupil, others

One Mallam Nura Suleiman, a Islamic teacher, has been apprehended for allegedly molesting a three-year-old pupil, Isah Muaazu, in Suleja, Suleja Local Government Area of Niger state.

The 43-year-old suspect was arrested by the Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

The development is contained in a statement signed by Public Relations Officer SC Nasir D. Abdullahi in Minna.

According to him, the command’s personnel on routine surveillance, acting on credible intelligence, apprehended the suspect.

He said the victim was rescued and hospitalised because of the severity of the injuries he sustained.

According to the statement: ” The teacher was arrested on Friday, 19th January 2024 in Tsangaya Makaranta Mallam Umar, located behind Niger Motel, Suleja, Niger State and the victims were rescued as well.

“The molested child, Isah Mu’azu, from Kawo, Kaduna State, was rushed to the General Hospital Suleja, for urgent medical attention following the degree of injuries observed on his body and was admitted based on the magnitude of the injuries sustained.”

Four other rescued children, whom were in the care of Suleiman, were noticed with scars on their backs as another sign that the suspect had been molesting them.

The children include Khalipha Abdullahi, Salihu Suleiman, Mohammed Mu’azu and Ismaila Abdullahi, all from Kawo, Kaduna State.

The suspect and the victims have been handed over to the Niger State Child Rights Agency for further investigation and possible prosecution

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