School teacher, 47, fined for sexual assault of minor

School teacher, 47, fined for sexual assault of minor

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 10:42 pm

An Egor Chief Magistrate’s Court, in Benin, Edo state, has sentenced a 47-year-old secondary school teacher and father of two, Mr. Rotimi Olayemi, for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female student (name withheld), of his

Olayemi, a teacher of English language at King of Kings College, Benin, who was convicted on Wednesday, 23 March, was said to have committed the crime on May 26, 2014.

He pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge boarding on unlawful assault.

The Prosecutor, Mrs. Osasu Ewemade, had told the court that the convict used to invite the victim to his office were he would hug, kiss, fondle the breasts of the girl and put his hand on her private part.

She said the offence contravened Section 360 of the Criminal Code Cap.48, Vol. II laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo state.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Igho Braimoh, who found the convict guilty as charged, sentenced him to one year on each count with an option of N50,000 on each of the count.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

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