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Head Teacher Defiles 6-year-old Girl, Jailed

A Bauchi State High Court has sentenced a head teacher, Jalaludeen Zakari, to 11 years in prison for sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl.

NIGERIACRIME learnt that the minor was at the school for an admission screening.

According to reports, Zakari detained the little girl for several hours after the official school hours before assaulting her.

The prosecuting counsel with the State Ministry of Justice, Barrister Dayabu Ayuba said that during the trial, three witnesses, including the victim, testified, leading to the sentencing.

“The sentencing occurred in July of this year after Jalaludeen pleaded with the court for leniency.

“The perpetrator asked his victim to stay back, dismissing all other pupils without providing a reason for her extended stay. While she was left behind, the assailant subjected her to sexual assault, an act equivalent to rape in legal terms,” he said.

In another news, one hundred persons lost their lives in fire incidents recorded in Kano State from January to December 2023, the Kano State Fire Service has revealed.

The agency also said property estimated at over N451 million were destroyed by fire across the state during the period.

The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Saminu Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Kano, saying that the agency received 659 fire calls during the year under review.

He added that the Service saved 417 lives and property valued at N1.2 billion in various fire incidents recorded during the past year.

“The Service responded to 299 rescue calls and 95 false alarms from residents of the state as well as 184 road accidents, in addition to rescuing two trapped animals,” Abdullahi added.

He attributed the fire incidents to careless handling of cooking gas, use of inferior electrical appliances, and storage of petrol in homes and unsafe places, among others.

He advised all residents to be careful while handling inflammable materials and other items that may lead to fire incidents.

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