Deeper Life school: Alleged sexual abuse trial begins afresh

Deeper Life schoolboy mother Deborah Okezie

The case of alleged sexual abuse, starvation, and negligence instituted by the parents of Don-Davis Archibong, an 11-year-old student of Deeper Life High School, Uyo campus, on Wednesday began afresh at the Uyo Magistrate Court.

The case was restarted following the transfer and replacement of the former presiding magistrate.

As it has been the case, the media was barred from proceedings because it involves minors.

The case was adjourned to March 3, 2021, for hearing.

Seven accused persons are facing a four-count charge bordering on sexual molestation, maltreatment, starvation, and negligence.

The defendants include the school’s principal Ndidi Solomon, Joseph Nseabasi, Akpan Johnson, Egor Wilson, and Joseph Ikenna.

Two minors Shallom Ibukun and Ola Feyesetan were also among those brought to court.