Police arrest Gombe teacher for allegedly defiling 4 pupils

A 38-year-old Islamic school teacher in Gombe state has been arrested for allegedly defiling four pupils under his tutorship. The victims who are aged eight, nine, 12, and 14 years respectively are said to be siblings from the same father.

The Gombe state police spokesperson, ASP Mahid Abubakar, told journalists that the suspect was arrested on March 7 at about 11 am following complaints from the pupils’ father, Adamu Ali who reported that the sexual assault was committed between January and March 2023.

The suspect who resides in the Malam-inna quarters, Gombe state, committed the offense at the Islamiyya school located in the same community. The victims were taken to the hospital for medical examination where it was confirmed that they have been defiled.

The victims’ father further added that the suspect has confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court for prosecution.

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