Niger State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has suspended a grade two teacher, Alhaji Usman Galadima, for allegedly defiling 14 pupils in his school.
The teacher has been serving at the Central Primary School Karabonde, Borgu Local Government Area of the state until the allegation against him.
He was alleged of threatening to kill the pupils after defiling them if they reveal that he had canal knowledge of them.
Despite his threat, some of the pupils reported their horrible experience to the school Head Mistress, Maimunat Tanko, who reported the matter to the Head Master, Mallam Abdullahi Toure.
This led to the visit of the Education Secretary of the council to the school to ascertain the true position of the report and afterward set up a committee to investigate the matter on 27th August, 2021 even as more girls opened up on being sexually assaulted by the same teacher.
Galadima, when he appeared before the committee confessed to the crime.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the board, Idris Kolo while confirming the teacher’s suspension, said further punishment would follow the suspension later.
“The accused is presently with Child Right Protection Agency. We have to move him from Borgu to Minna to save his life from mob action by parents and families of the victims. They are all furious over what he did to their daughters.
”The management of SUBEB has suspended him because, what he did cannot be swept under the carpet by anyone. The state Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello is not happy with the development,” Idris explained.
The state Police command through its Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas has ordered a thorough investigation into the case.
He added, “The social welfare unit of Borgu LGA reported an incident of defilement of three girls of central primary school, Karabonde to the Police on 27th Aug, 2021.”