An Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Wednesday sentenced Rotimi Olayemi a 45-year-old teacher and father of three, to one-year imprisonment for assaulting a 13-year-old female student of his school.
The Prosecutor, Mrs Osasu Ewemade, told the court that Olayemi committed the crime on May 26, 2014 in his office at King of Kings College Benin.
She said that the convict was in the habit of inviting his victims to his office where he would hug, kiss and fondle them inappropriately.
During his trial, the convict pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge bordering on unlawful assault.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened section 360 of the criminal code cap.48 vol. II laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo.
The Chief Magistrates, Mrs Igho Braimoh, sentenced the convict to one year on each count with an option of N50, 000 on each of the count to run concurrently.
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