The examination officer from the Geography Department at the Adamawa State University (ADSU), Danjuma Garandi, has been remanded in prison custody following accusations of sexual assault on a young female secondary school graduate.
The alleged incident took place within the school premises, where Garandi reportedly molested the victim at his office.
The matter initially bypassed police involvement, with the case brought directly to court.
According to the police command spokesperson, Sulaiman Nguroje, the attention of the police was later drawn to the case.
Stating that “upon inquiry, it was revealed that the court had initially handled the matter without a police report. Subsequently, the court requested a detailed police investigation.
The police investigation report, according to him, concluded that the lecturer attempted to engage in a sexual act with the girl.
Adding that “based on this report, the magistrate court II in Mubi ordered Garandi’s remand in the local correctional facility.
In response to an inquiry, Dr Steven Lagu, the vice chancellor of Adamawa State University, refrained from commenting, citing the ongoing legal proceedings.
“The matter”, according to the VC, ” is in court, so I am constrained to make any statement on it.”
The university community, as observed by The Trumpet, now awaits further developments as the legal process unfolds, shedding light on the alleged sexual assault by the ADSU geography lecturer.