Teacher accused of molesting seven-year-old pupil in toilet

A teacher has been arraigned in a Kwara State family court in Ilorin after he was accused of sexually molesting his seven-year-old pupil.


Akorede Hammed was said to have taken the child to a toilet where he allegedly undressed her and fondled her private part, according to Police First Information Report.


The information was contained in a letter the girl’s father wrote to Area Command Metro, Ilorin.


In the letter, it was stated that the girl said Hammed took her to a toilet, locked the door and began touching her. Hammed later opened the door for the girl to go after she vehemently resisted him.


Police investigation revealed that the accused, who was the victim’s Yoruba teacher, absconded from school to an unknown place until he was later seen and arrested by the detective of the area command Metro.


He was dragged before the court on allegation of an act of gross indecency contrary to section 285 of the penal code law.


However on the first trial, the magistrate, Lawal stopped the proceeding due to the victim’s absence and adjourned the matter till 16th September 2020 for hearing.


Meanwhile, the wife of Kwara Governor, Mrs Folake AbdulRazaq has indicated interest in the matter and was represented in court.


International Federation of Women Lawyers and the National Human Right Commission also arrived at the court to watch the proceedings.


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