Supreme Court affirms conviction of Professor who sexually harassed pregnant woman

Supreme Court affirms conviction of Professor who sexually harassed pregnant woman

A lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University, Professor Festus Kolo, who sexually harassed a pregnant woman, Mrs. Bushira Isyaku, cannot have his sentence overturned on the basis of the jury instruction, the Supreme Court said on Friday.

Read also: 13 Auchi Poly lecturers sacked for sex-for-mark offences

In June 2013, a Chief Magistrate Court in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State sentenced Professor Kolo of the Faculty of Education at Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria to two months imprisonment for knowingly enticing a married woman, Mrs. Bushira who was a student in his department contrary to Section 389 of the penal code law.

Prof. Kolo had appealed the judge’s decision but in the judgement of the Appeal Court delivered on Sept. 17, 2013, his conviction and sentence were upheld.

On Friday after Prof. Kolo brought his appeal to the Supreme Court, the apex court upheld the lower courts’ judgement.

Delivering the judgment, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi said, “It is ironical and
intriguing that a Counsel for the appellant, who described the act of his client as condemnable, and detestable, could in another tone dismiss the same act simply as mere allegation.

“It was stated that the appellant had been warned severally by the husband of the woman both face to face and on phone to stay away from her.

“He had refused to heed until he was caught red handed with the woman in a hotel room.

“The appellant according to the evidence before the court had left his place and travelled for up to four hundred kilometres from Zaria to Dutse to pursue his illicit sexual act.’’

Email *

Related Articles


Two gays were on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court after they were caught having anal sex inside a

Protest as Nasarawa Gov’s son allegedly crushes student to death

Students of Government Science School, Lafia, Nasarawa State last Monday went on rampage following the unfortunate incident that happened to

Pictures of 55 Boko Haram members on wanted list released

The army on Monday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, released names and pictures of another 55 Boko Haram members


Related Posts

Digital banking holds the key to financial inclusion in Nigeria - GTBank MD
Nigeria’s economy may be in a difficult period, but with digitalisation at the core of the national banking strategy, financial inclusion has bee...
Man forced to marry wife's corpse, abandons son in hospital
One Alex Adjissi who was not legally married to his deceased wife before her demise, has been forced to marry her remains in Akwa-Ibom State. ...
Jose Mourinho's father buried in Portugal
The remains of Jose Mourinho's father, Felix Mourinho  . was on Tuesday committed to mother earth in Portugal. The senior Mourinho passed away...
powered by RelatedPosts