A man identified as Faruk Adam has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The court ordered that the 40-year-old lesson teacher be remanded in prison for allegedly sexually assaulting nine of his pupils pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The teacher whose plea was denied on Tuesday is standing trial on nine counts bordering on alleged sexual assault on nine of his pupils.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Peace Chukwudi, said the defendant committed the offences between November 2018 and February 2019 at No. 1 Jaiye Balogun Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Chukwudi revealed that Adam unlawfully inserted his fingers into the private parts of the nine pupils between the ages of seven and 13.
He further revealed that the defendant sexually assaulted a 13-year-old victim, especially by squeezing her breasts.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 261 and 263 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate K. O. Doja-Ojo ordered that the case file is duplicated and a copy sent to the DPP office for legal advice.
She remanded the defendant in prison pending the outcome of the DPP’s legal advice before adjourning the case till March 21 for a mention.