The accused persons arraigned concerning the case of the alleged molestation of an 11-years-old JSS1 student, Don Davies in Deeper life High School Uyo were granted bail of N500,000 by a sitting magistrate court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday.
The accused persons arraigned were Mrs Ndidi Solomon (suspended Principal), Joseph Nseabasi, Akpan Johnson, Egor Wilson, Joseph Ikenna, and two minors, Shalom Ibukun and Ola Feyisetan.
The two minors, Shalom Ibukun and Ola Feyisetan were charged for committing an act of gross indecency by inserting their fingers into the anus of Don Davies and committing an offence punishable under section 218(1) of the criminal code, cap.38, vol.2 laws of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, 2000
At the court proceedings, the accused all pleaded not guilty to the charges Fidelis Igwe the lawyer to the accused applied for bail on their behalf stating that the alleged offence is bailable.
All the accused persons were granted bail by The Magistrate in charge of the court sum for N500,000 each while the two minors among them were released to their parents. The presiding Magistrate warned all stakeholders in the case to avoid unguarded media comments that could negatively affect the court process
The case was adjourned to January 20, 2021, by the presiding magistrate for further hearing.