UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Pupil Impregnated by Vice Principal Finally Gets Some Justice… Details

Faith Galadima, the 16-year-old pupil of Government Secondary School, Tunga, Minna, who was put in the family way by the school’s Vice Principal identified as Mohammed Mohammed (read here), has gotten some justice at last.

Latest reports on the case revealed that the Niger State Ministry of Education has suspended the Vice Principal.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Yahaya Garba, on Wednesday stated that 50% of Mohammed‘s salary has been withheld by the government pending the outcome of the case in court. He has also been ordered to take care of Faith and their little son for three years.

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There were reports that the V.P had been secretly transferred from his school to an unknown school after he was arrested, but Yahaya debunked the reports and said that the ministry was not shielding him from prosecution.

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In his words:

”As a ministry, we did not want to make any public announcement of our stand, but because the issue has gone viral, we have to come out to state our stand.

I will like to say that the Niger State Ministry of Education is not in any way shielding Mallam Mohammed. When the case got to us, we directed the state secondary education board to set up a seven-man committee.

Based on the recommendation of the committee and the acceptance by Mohammed that he committed the crime, the Ministry of Education has placed him on half salary.

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We have also mandated Mohammed to take up the upkeep of both mother and child for three years. Mohammed has not been promoted or posted anywhere. He is still serving his suspension.

The ministry will finally decide on his case after the court has concluded deliberation on it.”

Mr Yahaya further stated that the ministry is willing to pay for the required DNA test in order to expedite the case in court and also assist police investigation.

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Galadima was impregnated by her vice principal and her family had cried out for assistance from the state government and NGOs after she gave birth, as they alleged that the accused had abandoned them.

The victim and her family claim that the vice principal has fled and his whereabout is unknown.

Photo credit: Punch

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