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Three teachers were early in the week sacked in Sokoto for impregnating a primary school pupil, whose age is put at about 11.
The three were said to have slept with her several times leading to her being pregnant with their baby.
The incident, which co-teachers described as embarrassing, irked the Sokoto State Primary Education Authority that ordered for immediate investigation of the matter.
According to some teachers, she was discovered pregnant by her female teachers who had observed her challenged disposition in the school before her class teacher decided to take her to the Headmaster for cross examination and later for medical examination.
Our Correspondent in Sokoto learnt that the pupil confessed that she had been sleeping with three different teachers. She admitted that they (teachers) slept with her severally until she became pregnant for them.
Nigerian Pilot Sunday learnt the girl, who has been delivered of a baby boy, narrated how she was lured into the act by the teachers.
One of the teachers, who spoke off camera, confirmed that he actually slept with the 11-year old girl but claimed he was not alone in the act as he was certain others must equally have had her.
Though he said it could not be established, he insisted that he alone could not have been responsible since he was sure others equally had sex with the street-wise pupil.
He disclosed that once the matter came to light they all reported the matter to the State Primary Education Authority, who subsequently cross examined her and she confessed that three of us repeatedly had sex with her.
In a swift reaction to the development, the Executive Secretary of State Universal Basic Education Board, Ibrahim Dingyadi, also confirmed the incident but was quick to state that the three teachers in question denied impregnating the girl.
At this juncture, he said the state government has opted to conduct a DNA test that will cost N400, 000 with the aim of putting to rest doubt over the biological father of the child. The test will be conducted in Ibadan and the amount includes transportation, feeding and accommodation for all of them.
“The bill is on the high side, we are waiting to get approval from the state government for the release of the fund to conduct the DNA test in Ibadan,” he said even as Nigerian Pilot Sunday learnt that one of the teachers has insisted that the baby belongs to him.
Dingyadi confirmed the teachers have been sacked by the state school board for their embarrassing immoral conduct, adding that the state government will not tolerate acts and conduct which are inimical to sound learning and morals.
He further said the HIV status of the girl and three teachers will also be confirmed.