Mohammed Mohammed, the Vice Principal of Government Secondary School, Tunga in Niger may be spending some time in jail.

He is standing trial on a two-count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child, and impregnating a 16-year-old female student.

He was on Tuesday granted N1m bail by a Minna Magistrate’s Court.

Magistrate Fatima Auna, who ruled on Mohammed Mohammed’s bail application, said that the bail is in line with sections 35 and 36 of the 1999 Constitution, and sections 341 and 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Mohammed was first arraigned on April 4, but pleaded not guilty to the charge and applied for bail.

The accused, who had been in prison since the arraignment, also challenged the court’s jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

In her ruling, Auna granted the bail application and also ordered the accused to produce one surety, who must be a civil servant on grade level 12 or above.