The Vice Principal at Government Day Secondary School, Tunga in Minna, Niger state, Malam Mohammed Mohammed, is being investigated for allegedly impregnating Miss Faith Galadima, a 16- year old junior female student of the school.The student has now delivered a baby boy in Injita village in Niger state. The incident occurred in March 2017 after which Mohammed was arraigned in court on April 4, and has been standing trial on a two-count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child, and impregnating a female student at the Magistrate Court 3, Minna.
The accused was remanded in prison custody for three months on the orders of the Magistrate, Fatima Auna after he pleaded not guilty to the charge and applied for bail. Magistrate Fatima Auna, thereafter granted the accused N1 million bail and said the bail was in line with Sections 35 and 36 of the 1999 constitution, and Sections 341 and 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code.Narrating her ordeal to newsmen in Minna on Tuesday, Galadima said she gave birth to the baby on October 28, after she was returned to her parents by her guardians in August. According to her, “I am not happy that I am now a mother at this tender age, I will not allow the incident to scuttle my dreams of becoming a Professional Nurse. I still want to go for further studies after the completion of my Secondary School education because I want to be a Nurse in future.”
Meanwhile , the Director General, Niger State Child Rights Protection Agency, Barrister Mairam Haruna Kolo, said that part of the agency’s demands to the state Ministry of Education was that some parts of the vice principal’s salaries should be deducted and be given to the victim on monthly basis to cater for her needs. Kolo further said the agency would put an application to the court for a DNA test to be conducted on the baby in order to assist police investigation in the case and the court on passing judgment.