A Chief Magistrate Court holden in Minna, Niger State capital has sentenced a 33-year-old Islamic teacher, Abubakar Abdullahi, to seven years imprisonment over allegation of having anal sex with 35 of his pupils.
Abdullahi, a resident of Sabon Gari, Kontagora, in Kontagora Local Government Area of the State, was charged with unnatural offence, contrary to section 284 of the penal code law.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP. Daniel Ikwoche, had informed the court that one Murtala Abdullahi, a Hisbah Commander in Kontagora Local Government Area reported the matter at the Police station on July 22, 2019.
Ikwoched said the complainant alleged that the accused person lured 35 of his Islamic pupils who were between the ages of 9 and 14 years into his room and had anal intercourse with them on different occasions between March and July, this year.
When the charge was read to the accused, 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 him to seven years in prison with hard labour.
Yusuf, however, said the accused person will have the option of a N2million fine after serving the first four years of his sentence.