Police to probe teacher who allegedly molested 14 pupils in Niger school

Police to probe teacher who allegedly molested 14 pupils in Niger school
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello

The Niger State Police Command has ordered an investigation into the case of a Grade two teacher of Central Primary School Karabonde, Alhaji Usman Galadima, who allegedly defiled 14 pupils.

This is just as the State Universal Basic Education Board announced that Galadima has been suspended from work.

Galadima was accused of sexually assaulting pupils of the school and threatening to kill them if they reveal what he did.

According to DAILY POST, some of the pupils called his bluff and reported the incident to the school Headmistress, Maimunat Tanko, who in turn brought it to the attention of the Headmaster, Mallam Abdullahi Toure.

Consequently, the school was compelled to report the activities of the randy teacher to the social welfare department of Borgu LGA on 25th August, 2021.

This was followed by a visit by the Education Secretary of the council to the school to ascertain the true position of things.

A committee was also set up to investigate the matter on Friday even as more girls opened up on their defilement by the same teacher.

Sources said that Galadima appeared before the committee and confessed to the crime, during its meeting.

The board through its Public Relations Officer, Idris Kolo has disclosed that the accused deserves to be punished for what he did to the children.

Kolo explained that before any further action would be taken against him, the teacher would be suspended first from work.

“The accused is presently with Child Right Protection Agency. We have to move him from Borgu to Minna to save his life from mob action by parents and families of the victims. They are all furious over what he did to their daughters.

” The management of SUBEB has suspended him because, what he did cannot be swept under the carpet by anyone. The state Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello is not happy with the development,” Idris explained.

When contacted, Director of Niger State Child Right Protection Agency, Barrister Maryam Kolo, she confirmed the development in the school to be true.

She explained that the agency has facilitated the transfer of the case from Borgu LGA to Minna to thoroughly investigate it.

Confirming development, the State Police command through the Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas has ordered for a thorough investigation into case.

“The social welfare unit of Borgu LGA reported an incident of defilement of 3 girls of central primary school, Karabonde to the Police on 27th August, 2021,” he said.