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A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Tumfure area of Gombe State on Thursday ordered that a 43-year old teacher, Yusuf Abubakar, who police accused of allegedly raping a 12-year-old pupil be remanded in prison custody, pending legal advice.

Chief Magistrate, Japhet Maida, granted the request made by the prosecutor, Insp Habibu Danjuma for the accused to be remanded in prison, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.

Maida adjourned the case until December 20.

Earlier, Danjuma, had told the court that the accused, a resident of Dawaki quarters, Gombe, allegedly committed the offence on November 8 at about 11:30 am.

Danjuma alleged that the accused picked up the 12-year-old from the Karangada Primary School, Gombe, to a shop beside the school where he raped her.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 282 of the penal code law.

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