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Court dissolves teacher-student relationship

The judge ordered cessation of the romantic relationship between the teacher and his student after the former assaulted the latter.

• September 15, 2021
Shari'a law
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A Sharia Court, sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna on Wednesday ordered a teacher, Yusuf Yusuf, to end any kind of romantic relationship with his student, Zainab Muhammad.

The judge, Murtala Nasir, also ordered the teacher to pay N8,500 to the nominal complainant, Ms Muhammad, as compensation to defray her medical bill after he assaulted her.

Mr Nasir made the ruling following the result of an out-of-court settlement made by both parties.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Ibrahim Shuaibu told court that Ms Muhammad reported that her teacher assaulted her at the Sabon Gari Police Station on September  5.

He said that Mr Yusuf injured her on the face and body when he assaulted her after seeing her with another man.

Following an investigation, the prosecution said that the teacher had a romantic relationship with Ms Muhammad.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 216 and 211 of Sharia Penal Code 2002.

Mr Yusuf pleaded not guilty to the charge.

(NAN)

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