Lecturer pleads guilty to sexually harassing student

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A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 36-year-old lecturer, Ali Shehu, in prison custody for breach of trust and sexually harassing his female student.

Mr Shehu is a lecturer at Kano State School of Technology.

He was arraigned on a two-count charge of breach of official trust and attempt to commit an offence, contrary to Sections 95 and 98 of the Penal Code.

The chief magistrate, Muhammad Idris, ordered the remand of the accused person and adjourned the matter until October 15, for sentence.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Badamasi Gawuna, an assistant superintendent of police, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 19 in Kano.

He said this followed a sting operation conducted by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission.

Mr Gawuna said on the same date at about 11 am, the accused who happens to be a lecturer of School of Technology Kano, took one of his female students (name withheld) to Ummi Plaza in Kano, to help him in marking the final semester exams.

“In the process, the accused admitted to touching the said victim’s private part,’’ the prosecutor said.

The accused pleaded guilty to the charge.

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