The 36-year-old lecturer, Ali Shehu, was granted N200,000 bail with two reliable sureties in like sum by Chief Magistrate Muhammad Idris.
The counsel, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, told the court that when the accused person was first arraigned on October 8, he admitted the content of the First Information Report without understanding it.
The prosecutor, ASP Badamasi Gawuna, had earlier told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 19, in Kano. Gawuna said the arrest followed a sting operation conducted by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission.
He said on the same date at about 11am, the accused took one of his female students (name withheld) to Ummi Plaza in Kano, to help him mark his students’ final semester examination scripts. “In the process, the accused admitted to touching the said victim’s private part,’’ the prosecutor said.
The chief magistrate adjourned the case until Nov. 7, for hearing. (NAN)