Gombe school teacher arrested for defiling 4 pupils of same father

An Islamiyya school teacher identified as Abubakar Muhammed has been arrested for defiling four of his pupils who are children of the same father in Malam-inna quarters of Gombe, the capital of Gombe State.

The pupils defiled by 38-year-old teacher are aged eight, nine, 12 and 14 years respectively, ASP Mahid Abubakar, the spokesperson for Gombe Police Command said in a statement.

Abubakar said the suspect was arrested on March 7 .

The arrest followed complaints from the pupils’ father, Adamu Ali who reported that the sexual assault was committed between Jan. and March.

“The suspect who resides in Malam-inna quarters, Gombe committed the offence at the Islamiyya school located in the same community.

”The victims were taken to the hospital for medical examination,” he said.

He further stated that the suspect had confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court for prosecution

In a related development, Abubakar said three suspects were also arrested for defiling three sisters aged 12, 15 and 17.

He said the complaint was reported to the police by the girls’ father Aliyu Adamu of Malam inna quarters and one Alhaji Abba who is attached to National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) Gombe State.

Abubakar said the suspects, Sani Adamu, 50; Adamu Muhammed, 40 and Bakura Muhammed, 30 had confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court for prosecution.

He further said two other suspects were also arrested for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

The police officer assured that the command was working to ensure that young persons and children across the state were secured from criminals, hence appeal for credible information from the public to rid the state of criminality.

“The command wishes to once again call on parents or guardians to keep closer watch over their children and monitor their activities in schools, on errand or playing with their peers at public places especially girl child.”

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