From Uche Uche, Damaturu.
The Chief Magistrate Court 11 in Damaturu, Yobe state capital has arraigned a 26 years old man, Suleiman Abubakar Shettima of Balewa ward, Potiskum local government area of the state, on the charge of unnatural offence, to wit, homosexuality.
Police prosecutor, Sgt. Hayatu Musa, told the court that the case was reported at the police station on the 19th day of May 2017 by one Sani Umar, of Damboa area of Potiskum, who told the police that the accused person, who is also the teacher of his son, Abubakar Sani, aged 10 years, at Ansaurdeen primary school, Potiskum, had a sexual intercourse with his son through the anus, forcefully about three different times inside mosque.
He said the accused person warned his son, Abubakar Sani, not to inform anybody or else he, the accused person, will deal with him, the victim.
He told the court that the offence committed by the accused person is punishable under section 284 of the penal code law.
When the charge against the accused person was read out to him before the court, he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
At the request of the prosecutor for adjournment to enable him produce his witnesses to the case, the presiding judge, chief magistrate, Hadiza Lawan Musa, adjourned the case to the 28th day of November, for hearing, while he ordered the accused person to be remanded in police custody.