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NSCDC arrests Islamic teacher for allegedly molesting pupils in Niger State

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Niger State Command, has arrested Mallam Nura Suleiman, a 43-year-old Islamic teacher for allegedly molesting a three-year-old pupil, Isah Muaazu and others in Suleja, Suleja Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesperson for the corps in the state, SC Nasir D. Abdullahi, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, in Minna said the command’s personnel on routine surveillance, acting on credible intelligence, apprehended the suspect.

“The teacher was arrested on Friday, 19th January 2024 in Tsangaya Makaranta Mallam Umar, located behind Niger Motel, Suleja, Niger State and the victims were rescued as well,” the statement read. 

“The molested child, Isah Mu’azu, from Kawo, Kaduna State, was rushed to the General Hospital Suleja, for urgent medical attention following the degree of injuries observed on his body and was admitted based on the magnitude of the injuries sustained.”

Four other rescued children, whom were in the care of Suleiman, were noticed with scars on their backs as another sign that the suspect had been molesting them. 

The children include Khalipha Abdullahi, Salihu Suleiman, Mohammed Mu’azu and Ismaila Abdullahi, all from Kawo, Kaduna State.

The suspect and the victims have been handed over to the Niger State Child Rights Agency for further investigation and possible prosecution. 

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