16-year-old Faith Galadima, a student of Government Secondary School, Tunga, Minna, Niger state who was impregnated by her Vice Principal, Mohammed Mohammed, has given birth to a healthy baby boy.
Galadima who spoke to newsmen in Minna Tuesday, said she didn’t receive any form of help from the VP throughout her pregnancy and still hasn’t received any help from him now that she has had their baby.
“I did not receive any assistance from the V.P despite the agreement between him and the child rights agency.
“I am not happy that I am now a mother at this tender age, I will not allow the incident to shatter my dream of becoming a nurse. I still want to further my studies because I want to be a be a nurse in the future.”
She is asking for well meaning NGOs to help her take care of her baby and support her to continue her education. She also asked for the government to help her out as well.
The teenager was returned to her parents by her guardians in August and she was delivered of the baby boy at Injita village, Munya Local Government Area of Niger State on October 28.
She urged young people, especially girls, to be committed to their studies and report to the school authorities or their parents any form of abuse by individuals or group of people without hesitation.
Her father, Haruna Galadina, also confirmed what his daughter said. He also asked “the authorities to come into the matter” and give justice to his daughter.
“When I heard that my daughter was impregnated by the vice principal in her school, I regretted sending her to school, because a teacher who was supposed to teach and correct her was the one responsible for her predicament.
“What I want now is for my daughter to be taken care of by the man who put her in the family way; he should take full responsibility for the baby’s needs,”
The DG of the Niger state Child Rights Protection Agency,M rs Maryam Kolo, said they are imploring the state Ministry of Education to give part of the VP’s salary to the victim on a monthly basis, to enable her take care of herself and the baby.
Kolo said their agency would apply to the court for a DNA test to be done on the baby so as to confirm the paternity of the baby and assist police with their investigation.
She promised the victim and her family that the agency would get justice for her and ensure that she returned to school.
The pedophile, V.P, Mohammed Mohammed, was arrested after the case was reported to the police, he was arraigned before a Minna magistrate court on April 4, 2017, on a two-count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child, and impregnating a female student and remanded in prison for three months after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He applied for bail, which Magistrate Fatima Auna granted. His bail was set at N1 million.
There are unconfirmed reports that the VP has been secretly transferred from the school to an unknown school while the case against him is still pending in the court and being investigated by the police.