A 12-year-old schoolgirl who was raped by her 37-year-old teacher, Nathan
Yusuf, in Namtari, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, has
been confirmed pregnant.
A statement released by the Adamawa State Commandant of the Nigerian Security
and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Nuruddeen, said the teacher, Nathan
Yusuf, confessed to giving the victim, Codeine before he raped her.
“On 2nd September 2019, around 2:30 p.m., we arrested a suspect of rape in
person of Nathan Yusuf (37) who is a teacher at Gurel primary school in
Namtari Yola south, suspected to have raped his pupil who is below 14
years of age. He confessed to giving her codeine syrup before raping her.
“We are advising parents to be vigilant on their children and report such
crimes to the relevant authorities for judicial action,” he said.
An uncle of the victim, Sulaiman Namtari, said everyone in the community had
enormous respect and trust for the teacher and were shocked he could commit such a crime.
“Every member of the community reserves tremendous respect for the teacher
as he has been in the community for years. There is no house he doesn’t enter and
every member of the community knows him very well.
”What he did was perfidy of the highest order and for that we want authorities
not to spare him,” he said
When interrogated, the suspect blamed the devil for his action.
‘’I regret my action. It was the handiwork of Satan and i am ready to take the
full responsibility,’’ he said.