NBA MOOTH COAT A Minna Chief Magistrate Court No2 has sentenced  two Islamic teachers to 22 years jail term.

The duo were convicted for defiling four under-aged girls of their Islamiyya School.

The two Islamic teachers, Hassan Bilyaminu and Abdullahi Bilyaminu were convicted by Hajiya Hauwa Baba Yusuf, on two count charges which bordered on act of gross indecency and sexual abuse.

According to the first information report (FIR) made available in court by the police prosecutor, Sgt Bello Mohammed, and obtained by the Newsline, the offences were punishable under section, 285 of the penal code law and 19(2) of the child’s right law of Niger State 2010.

  The charges read in part: “That on the 2nd of August, 2020, one Lawal Idris of Tudun Natsira area of Maitumbi, in Minna, represented three others, and reported that on 31 of July,2020, you Hassan Bilyaminu and Abdullahi Bilyaminu lured four of the  girls whose ages range between 6 and 11 years old pupils of your Islamiyya, into your room and used your finger to rub and inserted it into their vagina one after the other. During police investigation, you confessed to the commission of the crime. You are hereby suspected to have committed the above offences”

When the charges were read to them by the presiding Chief Magistrate, Hajiya Hauwa Baba Yusuf, they all pleaded guilty to the charges and pleaded for leniency that they were tempted by the devil (Shaitan); At this point, the police prosecutor, Sgt Bello Mohammed prayed the court to convict them by invoking section 157 of the criminal procedure code (CPC) on them.

 While convicting them, she said each of the convict admitted to the two count charges of gross indecency and sexual assault against the four under aged girls.

“They went ahead to describe vividly how they perpetrated the act by luring these innocent girls into their room and inserting their fingers into their private part…This act is indeed grossly indecent and an assault that will leave a permanent and gruesome memory in the minds of these little girls.

“For the society to be able to curtail this ugly trend, the full wrath of the law must be brought on the convicts. I hereby sentence the convicts as follow:- for the first convict,  Hassan Bilyaminu who sexually abused one girl, is to spend 7 years imprisonment, while the second convict, Abdullahi Bilyaminu who sexually abused 3 girls, is hereby sentenced to 5 years on each of the girl; in all, he is to serve 15 years jail term. They have 30 days to appeal.”  She ruled.

 After the conviction, both of them bursted into uncontrollable tears. The swift action of the police in the court brought the rowdy situation in the court room under control.