Deeper Life High School molestation saga
A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has granted bail to the suspended Principal of Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Mrs. Ndidi Solomon and four other staff members.
They were all accused of involvement in the alleged molestation, starvation and sexual abuse of a JSS1 student of the institution, Don Davies.
The court set bail at 500,00 naira for each of them.
This followed the application filed by the Counsel to the respondents, Fidelis Igwe, on the ground that the case was a bailable offence.
The persons granted bail included Mrs. Ndidi Solomon (suspended Principal), Joseph Nseabasi, Akpan Johnson, Egor Wilson, Joseph Ikenna, and two minors, Shalom Ibukun and Ola Feyisetan who were handed to their parents.
They were slammed with a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy to commit Felony to wit: indecent treatment of boys under fourteen.
The two minors, also students of Deeper Life High School, Shalom Ibukun and Ola Feyisetan on their parts were charged for committing an act of gross indecency by inserting their fingers into the anus of Don-Davies.
Both were also charged for unlawfully and indecently assaulting Don-Davies Archibong.
Also Joseph Nseabasi, Akpan Johnson, Egor Wilson, and Joseph Ikenna were charged for failure to prevent Shallom Ibukun and Ola Feyisetan from committing felony.
Meanwhile, when the case was read, all the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the Four-count charge.
The case was adjourned to January 20, 2021 for accelerated hearing.