ALLEGED SEXUAL ABUSE: FCT Court Orders Arrest Of Ex Teacher for Alleged Sexual Abuse
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT has issued a warrant of arrest against a dismissed teacher, Igoche Adah over his failure to appear before the court for arraignment on sexual abuse-related charges.
Justice Akeem Fashola issued the arrest warrant in Abuja following the absence of the defendant for the second time in court to take his plea in the criminal charges brought against him by the Commissioner of Police in the FCT Command. Counsel to the Police, John Ijagbemi informed the Judge that the accused person and his surety were served with hearing notices and that they gave words of assurance to be in court. Ijagbemi pleaded with Justice Fashola to issue a warrant of arrest against the accused person to enable police to pick him up and bring him before the court.
In a brief ruling, the Judge agreed that the defendant was exhibiting disrespect to the court and that such habit must be curbed, going ahead to issue a warrant for the defendant's arrest. The Judge fixed June 23 for police to bring the defendant before the court.