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Court remands teacher, 22, in prison custody for alleged homosexuality

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By Salihu A. Modibbo

A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, remanded a 22-year-old
teacher, Emmanuel Duke in prison custody for alleged homosexuality.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Adama Owochio, told the court that the
case was reported at the Eke Police Outpost, Ugbokolo Division, by one
Christian Adudu of Eke Ajide village on June 20.

“The victim’s father told the police that the accused, who was a
teacher at the Kizito Nursery and Primary School in the area, asked
his 11-year-old pupil to see him during the break.

“The accused tied the victim’s face with a red handkerchief and had
sexual intercourse with him through his anus twice,’’ the prosecutor
said.

He alleged that two other parents of pupils of the same school between
the ages of 11 and 12 years also reported that the accused had sexual
intercourse with their sons through the anus.

The Magistrate, Mrs Franca Yuwa, did not take the plea of the accused
due to lack of jurisdiction.

Owochio said investigation into the matter was still ongoing and asked
the court for adjournment.

According to him, the offence contravenes Section 285 of the Penal
Code Law of Benue, 2004.

Mrs Franca Yuwa, adjourned the case to Aug. 14 for mention.

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