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Buhari’s wife indicates interest in 16 year-old rape victim’s case
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Buhari’s wife indicates interest in 16 year-old rape victim’s case

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has indicated interest in the case of a 16-year-old student of Day Secondary School, Tunga, Minna, Niger State, who was allegedly raped and impregnated by the Vice Principal of the school, Muhammad Muhammed.

The victim is a Junior Secondary School 3 student.

The accused person was on Monday taken before a Magistrate’s Court in Minna presided over by Fati Auna.

A source told a Punch correspondent that the President’s wife had upon learning about the case in the news contacted the wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Bello, telling her to ensure that justice was done in the matter.

The governor’s wife, it was learnt, in turn spoke with the Director General of the Niger State Child Rights Office, asking that the matter should be handled diligently in order to ensure that justice was done.

The Chief Press Secretary to the wife of the Niger State Governor, Aisha Wakaso,  confirmed the story.

The accused person, who appeared in court on Monday, was accused of  contravening sections 19 and 25 of the state’s Child Rights Act.

The prosecutor, Abdullahi Maiyaki, told the court that the accused person had sex with the girl three times in his office.

However, the accused person said though he had sex with her it was only once.

The magistrate adjourned the case till April 5, 2017, for further hearing and ordered that Muhammad should be remanded in the prison custody.

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