The Chief Magistrate Court in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State has sentenced Professor Festus David Kolo of the Faculty of Education at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria to two months imprisonment for knowingly enticing a married woman who was a student in his department contrary to Section 389 of the penal code law.
Principal State Prosecution Counsel Mustapha Adamu, who read the First Information Report (FIR), said on May 21, one Muhammad Ghali of Takur Quarters Dutse “reported you, Prof. Festus David Kolo of ABU, Zaria, knowing fully well that Mrs Bushra Ghali Muhammed is his wife, and you have been making advances towards her, inciting her, calling her often, sending her love text messages using your phone”.
The FIR also said, “You, Prof. Kolo, were caught red handed by the police at Dan Musa Guest House Room 109 with Ghali’s wife after he reported the case to the police and after several warnings and pleas by the husband.
The accused told the court that the content of the FIR is correct. His lawyers M.A. Gausu and R.A. Nwande told the court that the accused is above 60 years and the bread winner of his family and therefore begged the court to temper justice with mercy.
In his ruling, Senior Magistrate Muhammed Musa Kaugama said the convict is a first time offender but also in order to deter the convict against a similar act in the future, “this court hereby sentences the convict to two months imprisonment without option of fine.