40-year-old deaf Teacher, Shaaibu Yakubu Abdullahi, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for allegedly defiling 6-month-old baby in Potiskum, Yobe state.
According to the NSCDC Commandant, Muhammad Gidado Fari, the suspect was arrested after a non-governmental organization, National Council of Women Society, NCWS, reported him to the corps.
He said the deaf teachers allegedly conspired with his 10-year-old student, (name withheld) who took the 6-year-old baby to him from her neighbour’s house, “He defiled the baby,” he said
The commandant said the suspect denied any knowledge of the case, but the 10-year-old student insisted that it was Shaaibu, pointing at him in a group picture of staff and students taken in the school.
He said that the matter was taken to the state’s Ministry of Justice for prosecution as the case needs a professional in sign language to interpret.
The President of NCWS Halima Kyari Joda, said the Baby was taken to University of Maiduguri for treatment.