On Monday, police arrested 27-year-old high school math teacher, Jennifer Danielle Olajire-Aro, after a 17-year-old student came forward to say she had had sex with him several times.
According to an affidavit, Aro who lives and works in South Carolina, engaged in “an intimate and sexual relationship with her 17-year-old male student” on three occasions between November and December at her residence and other locations in Charleston.
The student told another teacher about the sexual encounters and that teacher reported what the student said to school administration, the affidavit said.
The matter was reported to authorities who arrested Olajire-Aro. She ultimately admitted to having a sexual relationship with the 17-year-old on three occasions between November and December at her home and other locations in Charleston. Aro faces one count of sexual battery in Charleston, S.C.
At her bond hearing, the victim’s mother spoke out, calling Aro a “hellacious person,”. She said:
“He is 17, 17. He is not an adult. … Emotionally, he is not ready for this. I’m not ready for the texts, the phone calls, the comments,” she said.
Aro, who is also a tennis coach, has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the school district.
Her attorney confirmed that Aro is married, with a 10-month-old baby girl, and that her husband is a surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina.
She’s being held on $100,000 bail and has been ordered not to have contact with the victim, his family or students at the school.
She is also not allowed to leave the state without permission from the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
Her family was supposed to come in from Texas for her hearing, but their flight was delayed and they did not make it in time, Holmes said.
“She is married,” he said of his client. “Her husband is a student at the Medical University of South Carolina (in) the residency program. She has a 10-month-old baby, a girl.”Aro taught pre-calculus and algebra at Burke, has a master’s degree from the University of Texas in education, and has no prior record, the attorney said. She had no prior disciplinary actions against her at the school until the current accusations surfaced, and has received awards for her teaching.”This is her first year of employment with Charleston County School District and she is now on paid administrative leave” according to a statement by Andy Pruitt, a district spokesman.
Nigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick under fresh corruption probe
Several properties belonging to top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), including its president Amaju Pinnick, have been seized in a fresh corruption probe.
The latest investigation and seizures are being carried out by the country’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s (ICPC).
The ICPC has published a newspaper advertisement about the properties seized – half of which belong to Pinnick.
According to the statement published in the Nigerian papers one of Pinnick’s properties is in London.
It comes amidst wide-ranging claims over how money meant for football development allegedly disappeared.
“We can’t go into further details beyond the fact that many officials of the NFF are under investigation,” ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa said.
“It’s basically because what they have is in excess of what they have earned.”
The ICPC has also taken control of properties belonging to the NFF second vice-president Shehu Dikko and the general secretary Muhamed Sanusi among others.
Rwanda ban Burundi,s music star ahead of annual festival
Burundian musician Jean Pierre Nimbona, popularly known as Kidum, has told the BBC he is confused by Rwanda’s decision to ban him from playing at the upcoming Kigali Jazz Fusion festival.
Kidum is one of Burundi’s biggest music stars and has performed in Rwanda for the past 16 years.
But a police official phoned the musician’s manager to warn that he would only be allowed to make private visits to Rwanda.
“[My manager was told] Kidum is not supposed to perform, tell him to leave. If he comes for private visits fine, but no performances,” the musician told BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme.
The mayor of Rwanda’s capital said that in this instance permission had not been sought from the authorities for him to perform at the festival in Kigali.
Kidum was a leading peace activist during Burundi’s civil war between 1993 and 2003 and used his songs to call for reconciliation.
The 44-year-old musician said he had never had problems with Rwandan authorities until recently when three of his shows were cancelled at the last minute – including one in December 2018.
That month Burundi had banned Meddy, a musician who is half-Burundian, half-Rwandan, from performing in the main city of Bujumbura.
Kidum said he was unsure if the diplomatic tensions between Burundi and Rwanda had influenced his ban.
“I don’t know, I don’t have any evidence about that. And if there was politics, I’m not a player in politics, I’m just a freelance musician based in Nairobi,” he said.
He said he would not challenge the ban: “There’s nothing I can do, I just wait until maybe the decision is changed some day.
“It’s similar to a family house and you are denied entry… so you just have to wait maybe until the head of the family decides otherwise.”
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