12-year-old schoolgirl in Namtari, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State,r*ped by her teacher, Nathan Yusuf, has been confirmed pregnant.
Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps(NSCDC), Adamawa State Commander, Abdullahi Nuruddeen, confirmed arrest of the culprit, Mr Nathan Yusuf.
The NSCDC Commander said “On September 2, around 2:30p.m., we arrested a r*pe suspect, Nathan Yusuf, 37, who is a teacher at Gurel Primary School in Namtari Yola South, suspected to have r*ped his pupil who is below 14 years of age.
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“He confessed to giving her codeine syrup before raping her.” Nurudden said the suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
Meanwhile, a member of a non-governmental organisation, Hope Centre, which cares for rape victims in the state, Bashir Tahir, has pledged a needed support for the victim.
”she has received all the needed support and the medical tests required. So far, she is free from all s*xually transmitted diseases, Tahir said.
Adding that she will start receiving antenatal care next week at the Hope Centre.”
Tahir she also reported that over 160 r*pe cases had been brought to the organisation, with 10 cases already lodged at court.
However, Sulaiman Namtari, an uncle of the victim, said the action of the teacher came to the community as a rude shock, because the man was hitherto highly respected in the community.