Hearing commenced afresh on Wednesday at the Uyo Magistrate Court in the case of alleged sexual abuse, starvation, and negligence instituted by the parents of Don Davis Archibong, an eleven-year-old student of Deeper life high school, Uyo campus, against the school principal, some staff, and two students.

This was necessitated by the sudden transfers in the court in which the former presiding magistrate was replaced by a new one.

As usual, since the commencement of the case, the media was barred from observing the proceedings.

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

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

Those facing trial include the school’s principal, Mrs. 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.