The management of the Niger State Universal Basic Education Board has suspended a Grade two teacher of Central Primary School Karabonde, Borgu Local Government Area, Alhaji Usman Galadima who allegedly defiled 14 pupils of the school.
It has been reported that Galadima was engaging in sexual molestation of some pupils of the school and threatening to kill them should they reveal what he did to them.
However, some of the pupils had garnered courage and recounted their ordeal to their school Head Mistress, Maimunat Tanko, who reported the matter to the Head Master, Mallam Abdullahi Toure.
According to Daily Post, the school reported the activities of the randy teacher to the social welfare department of Borgu Local Government Area on August 25, 2021.
It was learnt that this was followed by a visit by the Education Secretary of the council to the school to ascertain the true position of the report and afterwards set up a panel to investigate the incident on 27th August, 2021 even as more girls opened up on being sexually assaulted by the same teacher.
It was gathered that Galadima appeared before the committee and confessed to the crime, during its meeting.
The board through its Public Relations Officer, PRO, Idirs Kolo made the disclosure in Minna, adding that the accused deserves to be punished for what he did to the children.
He explained that before any further action would be taken against him, the teacher must be suspended first from work.
“The accused is presently with Child Right Protection Agency. We have to move him from Borgu to Minna to save his life from mob action by parents and families of the victims. They are all furious over what he did to their daughters.
“The management of SUBEB has suspended him because, what he did cannot be swept under the carpet by anyone. The state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, is not happy with the development,” Idris explained.
When the Director, Niger State Child Right Protection Agency, Barrister Maryam Kolo was contacted, she confirmed the development in the school to be true.
She explained that the agency had facilitated the transfer of the case from Borgu LGA to Minna, so that it could be thoroughly probed.