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Court Remands Arabic Teacher For Allegedly Sodomising Pupil



Teacher Dismissed, Arrested For Impregnating Pupil

A 28-year-old Arabic teacher, Mohammed Algoni, has been remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre over allegations that he sodomised his 11-year-old pupil.

Algoni, who teaches in the Ifako area of Lagos State was charged for sodomy at the Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court on Monday.

The victim had refused to return to his Arabic boarding school after the Sallah break, the prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem told the court.

Akeem also said the victim told his mother how the defendant, who was one of his teachers, had been allegedly sexually sodomising him.

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The prosecutor said the offence was reported at the police station and the defendant was arrested.

Akeem said the offence committed contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

During the court proceedings, the Chief Magistrate, B. O Osunsanmi, did not take the defendant‘s plea.

Osunsabmi ordered that Algoni should be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.

The magistrate adjourned the case till September 28, for receipt of the DPP’s advice.

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