Islamic teacher sentenced to 7 years in prison for sexually assaulting 35 boys

An Islamic teacher has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment with hard labour for sexually assaulting 35 school boys in his care.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Abubakar Abdullahi, 33, a resident of Sabon Gari, Kontagora, was charged with an unnatural offence for having anal sex with the pupils.

Police Prosecutor, ASP Daniel Ikwoche said the complainant, Murtala Abdullahi alleged that the accused lured 35 of his pupils, who are between the ages of 9 and 14 years, into his room and had anal intercourse with them on different occasions between March and July 2019.
The accused pleaded guilty and asked for leniency during trial.
In her judgement, Magistrate Hauwa Yusuf also ruled that he will have the option of a N2 million fine after serving the first four years of his sentence.

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