Thursday, July 7, 2022

Consentual judgement: Court strikes out sexual abuse saga at Deeper Life High School

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A high court in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, has dropped charges of allegedly sexually abusing and molesting Uyo student at Deeper Life High School, Don-Davies Archibong, by some older students and some teachers at the school.

This was following a settlement between the two parties, which was upheld by the court.

The presiding judge, Judge Ntong Ntong, said on the terms of the settlement that the criminal charges had been dropped, noting that the approving verdict was final

The judgment was in a suit between Don-Davis Archibong, plaintiff and Registered Trustees of Deeper Christian Life Ministry and eight others, as defendants

Counsel to the plaintiff, Barrister C.N. Nweke, Junior, told the Court that “all the parties have reconciled for the sake of God and the welfare of the plaintiff, who is a minor.”

On his part, Counsel to the defendants and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Taiwo Kupolati said “parties have settled amicably and have signed the terms of settlement dated 21st March, 2022.”

He thanked Justice Ntong for his disposition in ensuring the welfare of the child involved in the matter.

Also speaking, one of the defendants, Mrs Ndidi Solomon, who was the Principal of Deeper Life High School, Uyo, thanked “God for using Justice Ntong to bring the case to a joyful end.

Also one of the defendants, Ms. Ndidi Solomon, Principal of Deeper Life High School, Uyo, thanked God for using Judge Ntong to bring the case to a happy conclusion.

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