July 25, 2024

A Junior Secondary School 2 student of Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna, who was allegedly impregnated by the Vice Principal, Malam Mohammed Mohammed, has been delivered of a baby boy. The minor gave birth at Injita village in Munya Local Government Area of Niger, last week.
Mohammed, who was arraigned on April 4, is currently standing trial on a two-count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child and impregnating a female student.

The accused was remanded in prison for three months after he pleaded not guilty to the charge, before he was granted bail in the sum of N1 million by Magistrate Fatima Auna.

According to Auna, Mohammed’s action contravened sections 35 and 36 of the 1999 constitution and sections 341 and 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The victim, who spoke with newsmen on Tuesday in Munya, disclosed that she gave birth to a baby boy at her native village because her guardian in Minna took her back to her parents in August.

She said that the Vice Principal had not come to see her, and solicited the assistance of the state government to cater for the child.

The minor, however, said that the incident would not stop her from realising her dream of becoming a Nurse.

“I am not happy to be a mother at this tender age, but I will not allow the incident to shatter my dreams of becoming a nurse.

“I want to return to school as quickly as possible because I still want to become a Nurse,” she said.

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