Court remand Arabic teacher for sodomising student in Kirikiri Prison

Mohammed Algoni, a 28-year-old Arabic teacher, was remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre on Monday for allegedly sodomizing his 11-year-old pupil in the Ifako area of the state.

The defendant was charged with sodomy and brought before the Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court.

According to the prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, the victim, who was attending an Arabic boarding school, returned home for the Sallah holiday and informed his mother that he would not be returning to the school.

Akeem also stated that the victim told his mother about the defendant, one of his teachers, allegedly sexually sodomising him.

The prosecutor added that the offense was reported to the police station, and the defendant was arrested.

According to Akeem, the crime committed violated Section 261 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws of 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, B. O Osunsanmi, did not take the defendant's plea during the court proceedings.

Osunsabmi ordered Algoni to be held in Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The magistrate postponed the case until September 28 to await the DPP's advice.