Teacher charged to court for raping 4 year old pupil

A Magistrate court sitting in Lagos has granted a bail of  N100, 000 to a 27-year-old teacher, Benjamin Ibu, who allegedly defiled a four-year-old girl on Friday.

The teacher is facing a charge of defilement.

‎‎The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused committed the offence on February 28, at Lovedo City School, Ajah, Lagos.‎

‎‎She said the accused took the minor to a secluded area and defiled her.

“It was the security guard that caught the teacher in the act and the case was immediately reported to the police.”

‎The offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The offence carries a life imprisonment.

‎The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The ‎ Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.‎

Nwachukwu said one of the sureties must be a civil servant on Grade Level 14, while the other surety should be either a community leader or a cleric.

In addition, she said the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate ordered that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

The case was adjourned to May 9.

(NAN)

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