The Minister of Schooling, Malam Adamu Adamu, has promised to make sure that justice was served within the case of a pupil of the FCT Faculty for the Deaf Imran Kunan, who was allegedly sodomised.

Adamu acknowledged this on Tuesday in Abuja, in the course of the ministry’s 11th Ministerial briefing.

He stated a petition was obtained from one Dr Hannatu Ayuba, alleging amongst different issues, sodomisation of her youngster Imran, on the college, owned and managed by the FCT administration.

The minister stated following the petition, the ministry arrange a committee, chaired by Dr Jake Epelle, which seemed into the allegation.

He additional defined {that a} joint committee of the ministries of schooling and FCT was additionally arrange, with help from safety businesses, to establish the veracity of the petitioner’s claims.

He stated the police report back to the committee acknowledged that they have been capable of get hold of a confession from the alleged abuser Sani Filo, a senior pupil who occurred to be Kunan’s college father.

Based on the minister, investigations are ongoing and because it stands, the report is inconclusive.

He, nevertheless, promised that the sufferer could be adequately catered for and justice served within the matter.

On the experiences of cannibalism, sucking of human blood and existence of a cult within the college, the minister stated the allegations have been “unfounded and baseless.”

“On sexual abuse, cannibalism, sucking of human blood and existence of a cult, the police and safety report didn’t lend credence to all these allegations of untoward issues going down within the college or in Kuje Space.

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“No mum or dad reported any lacking youngster or of kids dying within the college, at the least for the previous 5 years.

“A medical crew comprising of 12 docs from each private and non-private sectors, carried out a random medical examination on 170 out of 630 kids of the college and didn’t discover any proof to help this declare.

“’There was additionally no proof of blood extraction discovered. These allegations are due to this fact, unfounded and baseless,” the minister stated.

Adamu additionally make clear allegations of poor feeding and kids consuming faeces.

He stated that the committee, whereas finishing up its investigation, additionally came upon that the kids have been moderately fed and that there was no proof of malnutrition.

“’The committee despatched a number of invites each orally and in writing to the petitioner to look earlier than it and to deliver her son.

“However all efforts proved fruitless,’’ he stated.

Adamu, nevertheless, nonetheless urged the petitioner to come back ahead and assist in the investigation to allow the ministry get to the basis of the problem.

In his response, Epelle additionally stated despite the committee’s a number of invites to the petitioner, she was but to honour its name.

In the meantime, the sufferer’s mom, Ayuba, who spoke in a phone interview with newsmen, stated the household was at present targeted on rehabilitating their son.

She stated the extra folks stored asking the boy questions, the extra he stored recalling the traumatic expertise.

“They despatched me a a call for participation for dialogue; I ignored it as a result of I consider they need to collaborate with the police, who’re additionally investigating the matter.

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“’The medical report ascertained that he was abused sexually. The FCT Police Command has its report on the boy, my son has been cheated, and he’s affected by a traumatic well being dysfunction.

“Within the curiosity of the boy; and in as a lot as investigations are ongoing, the hurt has been carried out to him; however we now have to begin choosing up the items of what’s left of this expertise.

“We have now to be calm and concentrate on rehabilitating him,’’ Ayuba stated.

When contacted by the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on the matter, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, stated the command was conscious of the case.

Manzah, nevertheless, stated investigation was ongoing.


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