Jigawa: Police Apprehend Teacher Over ‘Rape’ In School

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Police ivestigation is ongoing for alleged rape of a female student in school by a school teacher in Jigawa.

Salisu Bello, 30, of Shuwarin village in Kiyawa council area, teaching at Government Secondary School (GSS), Shuwarin reportedly lured the victim, a 19 year-old student into one of the toilets and sexually abused her.
ASP Lawan Shisu Adam, Spokesman of Jigawa police command, in a statement on Saturday described the victim as being unsound in mind, assuring however, that the suspect would be appropriately charged once investigations were concluded.

Jigawa is one of the states that have strict laws against rape in the northern part of the country.

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, had in February this year signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill earlier passed by the State House of Assembly.

The bill provides for a death sentence or life imprisonment for anybody convicted of rape or any form of f sexual assault.

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