From Adamu Shehu Imam, Bauchi
45-year-old Haruna Aliyu, was Wednesday, February 5, remanded in the Bauchi Correctional Centre for allegedly engaging young children for sodomy and having anal sex with pupils.
Aliyu, a primary school teacher was brought before Abdulmumini Adamu of Magistrate Court 10 Bauchi, on count of influencing a eight-year-old boy (name-withheld) with ten naira notes every Friday to play sodomy with him.
The offense was read to the accused person before the magistrate court, while Haruna Aliyu admitted to have committed the offense.
The Prosecuting police officer, Inspector Yusuf Usman told the Court that on the 6th of December last year, one Honourable Altine Ladan of Ganjuwa Quarters in Bauchi metropolis lodged a complaint at the Police Station accusing the same person Haruna Aliyu for coercing his son of eight years into sexual activity by taking the boy to his room where he perpetrated the act.
The prosecuting counsel told the court that this is unnatural offense which was against section 284 as related to homosexuality and lesbianism of the penal code, of the Nigerian Constitution as amended.
It was at this state the prosecuting counsel asked the court to grant him time to further investigate the matter, for proper presentation of the case which the presiding magistrate granted.
The presiding Magistrate fixed March 4th, 2020 for continuation of the hearing to allow the prosecuting police officer for further investigation on the matter and also produce witness on the case.