According to reports, an Arabic teacher, identified as Mohammed Algoni, has been remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre on Monday. The 28-year-old teacher was reprimanded for allegedly sodomizing his 11-year-old pupil in the Ifako area of Lagos state.
Algoni appeared before the Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court on a charge of sodomy. The prosecuting officer, ASP Raji Akeem, stated the victim, who was in an Arabic boarding school, came home for the Sallah break and told his mother that he wasn’t returning to school again.
Akeem further said the victim narrated to his mother how Algoni had been allegedly sexually sodomizing him.The prosecutor said the offense was reported at the police station, and the defendant was arrested.
Notably, the offense contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015. The presiding Magistrate, B. O Osunsanmi, did not take the defendant‘s plea.
Osunsabmi ordered that Algoni should be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.
The case has been adjourned till September 28 for receipt of the DPP’s advice.