The Minna Senior Magistrate Court Five has remanded a serial rapist, Usman Galadima over the s3.xual assault of 14 pupils of his primary school in Niger State.
The suspect, a school teacher of Karabonde primary school, Borgu Local Government area was arrested in August after his victims openly reported that he had molested them.
Galadima was arraigned on multiple charges by the men of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department (SCID).
He was said to have s3.xually abused 13 pupils of the same primary school he teaches whose ages ranged between 8 to 10 years.
Usman Galadima who was confirmed an HIV positive patient was separately arraigned on 13 different charges which bothered on unlawful s3.xual intercourse with a child, voluntary causing grievous hurt and intimidation.
The offences according to the first information report (FIR), contravened section 285 of the penal code and section 19(2), of the child rights law of Niger State 2010.
However, when the charges were read to the suspect by the presiding Magistrate, he pleaded not guilty to the offences.
While ruling on the oral application of the defence counsel, the presiding Senior Magistrate, Hajiya Sa’adatu Gambo overruled the application and ordered that the suspect be remanded in Minna Custodial Facility.
The case was adjourned to 20 October 2021 for further hearing.
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