A Muslim teacher in Niger was sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of sodomizing thirty-five boys according to a report:
A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger State has sentenced a 33-year-old Islamic teacher, Abubakar Abdullahi, to seven years imprisonment for having anal sex with 35 of his pupils.
Abdullahi, a resident of Sabon Gari, Kontagora, was charged with unnatural offence, contrary to Section 284 of the Penal Code Law.
Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Daniel Ikwoche had told the court that Murtala Abdullahi, a Hisbah commander in Kontagora Local Government, reported the matter at the ‘A’ Police Division in Kontagora on July 22.
Ikwoche said the complainant alleged that the accused lured 35 of his pupils who are between the ages of nine and 14 into his room and had anal sex with them on different occasions between March and July.
When the charge was read to him, he pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency.
The prosecutor thereafter prayed the court to try him summarily in line with Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
In her ruling, Magistrate Hauwa Yusuf sentenced Abdullahi to seven years in prison with hard labour.