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The Bayelsa State Police Command has
arraigned a 55-year-old headmaster of a
private nursery and primary school in Akaba
community, Yenagoa Local Government,
Bayelsa State, Mr. Akpolagha Agbugiye, for
defiling an eight-year-old pupil.
The headmaster, who was dragged before the
Chief Magistrate’s Court 1 in Yenagoa, was
accused of inserting his finger into the private
parts of the pupil...
The prosecuting lawyer, Roselyn Doctor, a
police Inspector, told the court that the
incident happened on May 3. She said the
headmaster committed the offence at the
back of the school building.
She said the school boss asked the pupil to
touch the ground with her finger and raise her
leg after which he removed her pants and
inserted his finger into her private part.
She said, “The posture he placed the girl was
supposed to be a form of punishment called
‘ pick a pin.’
“The accused asked the classmate of the
victim to call her. When the two girls met him
at the back of the school building, he asked
the other girl to leave. The headmaster then
asked the pupil to 'pick pin', an order which
the girl obeyed. At this point he pulled the
girl’s pant and inserted his fingers into her
private part.”
The police prosecutor said the victim limped
home and reported the incident to her mother.
She said her mother later took her to the
Federal Medical Centre for examination,
adding that a doctor confirmed that the girl
had been defiled.
The police told the presiding Magistrate,
Patricia Edouyemiekumo, that the action was a
criminal offence punishable under section
146(2) of the Criminal Code, Law of Bayelsa
State, 2006.
When the charges were read to him, the
Headmaster pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He was granted bail in the sum of N100,000
with two sureties residing in the state capital.
The case has adjourned till June 13 for trial.

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