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  • Updated: March 02, 2024

Yobe: Police detain lecturer for raping female student

Yobe: Police detain lecturer for raping female student

The Yobe State Police Command has reportedly arrested Adamu Gambo Hudu, a lecturer, for allegedly raping a female student in Potiskum.

The lecturer is alleged to work for the State General Hospital in Potiskum and Al-Ma'arif, a private college of health sciences in Potiskum where the victim is enrolled.

DSP Abdulkarim Dungus, Police Public Relations Officer, Yobe State Command, stated that Hudu was apprehended by police last Wednesday, stressing that the matter is being investigated further.

The PPRO said, “The suspect is in our custody. He was arrested for alleged rape, molestation and breach of trust. Further investigation is ongoing”.

Usman Alhaji Saleh, the Registrar of Al-Ma'arif College of Health Sciences and Technology, confirmed the arrest to journalists.

However, he declined to comment further on the topic.

Meanwhile, in a bid to curb the growing cases of sexual harassment in schools, especially higher institutions in the country, teachers and lecturers in various institutions of learning across the country are now required to sign the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Code of Conduct form.

The action is part of measures to check the alarming rate of sexual-related violence in learning institutions across the country.

This is part of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the prosecution of perpetrators of school-related gender-based violence cases in Nigeria recently launched by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Education.

According to the SOP, it is prohibited for teachers to engage in sexual relationships with direct beneficiaries between 18 and 24.

The SOP also bans teachers from holding, hugging, or touching students/learners inappropriately or culturally insensitive ways.

In addition, teachers are prohibited from staying in secluded areas alone with students.

The form reads in part: “I agree that I will not abuse or exploit students/learners; engage in any form of sexual activity or develop physical/sexual relationships with anyone under the age of 18 outside the school environment. I understand that mistaking the age of the child is not an excuse.

“(I will not) engage in sexual relationships with direct beneficiaries ages 18-24.

“(I will not) engage youth(s) in any form of sexual activity which involves the exchange of money, employment, goods or services for sex. This includes sexual favours or other forms of humiliating or exploitative behaviour.

“(I will not) use language or behave towards a student/learner in a way that is inappropriate, offensive, abusive, sexually provocative, demeaning, or culturally inappropriate.

“(I will not) hold, hug, or touch students/learners in an inappropriate or culturally insensitive way.

“(I will not) do things of a personal nature for students/learners with whom I am in contact at work that they can do for themselves (for example, taking them to the toilet or helping them get undressed).

“(I will not) spend time alone away from others with students/learners with whom I am in contact at work. I will always make sure that another adult is with me and/or I am with the students/learners in an open public place.” 

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