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A deaf teacher was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly conspiring with a student to rape a little baby in his home, according to police in Nigeria.
Yobe police said that they have arrested 40-year-old Shaaibu Yakubu Abdullahi, after being accused of ordering his 10-year-old student to bring him his neighbor’s 6-month-old girl so he can rape her.
In court, the teacher, who spoke through an interpreter who understands sign language, pleaded not guilty to a charge of rape.
According to the criminal complaint, police launched an investigation after receiving information about the crime from the National Council of Women Society, which is a non-governmental organization.
The 10-year-old student told investigators that Abdullahi, told him to go next door and bring him the neighbor’s 6-month-old daughter.
The boy complied, and when he brought the baby to the teacher’s home, Abdullahi rape her. The girl was taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, where she underwent two surgeries.