By Ahmed Ahmed
A primary school headmaster in Burra in Ningi local government area of Bauchi state, Jalaludeen Zakari has been sentenced to eleven years in prison for defiling a 6 year-old girl in his school.
Justice Nana Fatimah Jibrin of the Bauchi State High Court No. 11 sentenced the head teacher in Bauchi.
It was gathered that Zakari’s victim was in the school to undergo screening for admission before being defiled by Zakari who held her for hours after official school closing hours.
The prosecuting counsel, Barrister Dayabu Ayuba disclosed during an interview that Zakari penetrated his victim’s private part with his fingers.
“The perpetrator asked his victim to stay back and dismissed all pupils without explaining why she had to stay while other pupils were sent home. Although he did not use his manhood on the girl, he fingered her and, in legal parlance, this is tantamount to rape,” he said.