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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 8 January 2021

Source: The Nation

Court remands two teachers for defiling pupil, 5

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State yesterday ordered that two teachers, Samson Banjoko and Olajide Babatunde, be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling a five-year-old pupil.

Magistrate M. O. Tanimola gave the order, following a motion by prosecutor ASP Victor Eruada that the matter be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

The magistrate, who did not take the defendants’ plea, also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP for advice.

She adjourned the case till January 29.

The prosecutor had told the court that Banjoko, who lives at Olowora, Berger and Babatunde, who resides at Magodo Phase II in Lagos State, are being tried for defilement

He said the duo committed the offence on December 15 on the school premises at Magodo Phase 1, Isheri, Lagos.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendants lured the girl into an empty classroom and defiled her.

The offence, he said, contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

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