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Court grants Deeper Life school principal, others N500,000 bail

Principal of the Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Ndidi Solomon, and four accused persons in the case of the alleged molestation of an 11-year-old JSS1 student Don-Davies Archibong have been granted N500,000 bail each.

The Magistrate Court granted them bail on Thursday.

The minors mentioned in the case – Shalom Ibukun and Ola Feyisetan – were, however, released to their parents.

The other accused persons are Joseph Nseabasi, Akpan Johnson, Egor Wilson and Joseph Ikenna.

The police arraigned them on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy to commit felony to wit; indecent treatment of boys under 14 and thereby committing an offence punishable under section 556 of the criminal code cap 38 vol 2 laws of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, 2000.

The two minors were charged with committing an act of gross indecency by inserting their fingers into the anus of Don-Davies and committing an offence punishable under section 218(1) of the criminal code, cap.38, vol.2 laws of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, 2000.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case was adjourned to January 20, 2021, for accelerated hearing.

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