FLASH | First Lady, Aisha Buhari indicates interest in rape case of 16yr old student

 Aisha Buhari

The first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,  Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has indicated her interest in the case of the 16-year-old JSS 111 student defiled and impregnated by the Vice Principal of her Day Secondary School Tunga Minna institution, Muhammad Muhammed.

This came on the heels of the appearance of the accused person before Magistrate Fati Auna, in Minna on Monday.

According to reports, Mrs Buhari contacted the first lady of Niger state , Dr. Amina Sani Bello, immediately the news broke last week, instructing her that she should ensure justice was done in the matter.

Reports have it that  the governor’s wife directed the Director General of the state Child Rights Office to make sure the matter was handled diligently and ensure justice is done.

“The legal department of the Child Rights Office has been briefed and are handling the case, ” the source said.
The Chief Press Secretary to the wife of the Niger state governor, Aisha Wakaso, confirmed the story.

The accused person in the meantime appeared before Magistrate Auna charged with contravening sections 19and25 of the state Child Rights Act.

The prosecutor Abdullahi Maiyaki, told the court that the accused had s*x with the girl three times in his office.

However, the accused said though he had s*x with her it was only once.

Auna, therefore, adjourned the case to Wednesday 5th April, for further hearing and ordered him to be remanded in prison custody.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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