A 23-year-old teacher, Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday, was arraigned an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly sexually assaulting three sisters.
The accusedis facing a charge of defilement for the offence.
Idris has been said to teach Arabic, resides at No. 2, Kelani St., Adealu Bus Stop in Dopemu, near Lagos.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu disclosed to the court that the offence was committed from May to August 2017 at the house of the accused, PUNCH reported.
Ogu added that the three sisters, with ages ranging from seven to 12 years, were receiving Arabic and Islamic lessons from the accused.
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“The parents did not know that the accused was sexually molesting their daughters until they relocated to another area and needed to change their Arabic school.
“The smallest of the girl told the mother that they don’t want another uncle to be teaching them.”
Ogu said that on hearing her daughter’s remark, the mother asked questions and was told what the previous teacher was doing to them.
“The case was reported at the police station and the accused was arrested,” the prosecutor said.
The offence breaches Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the accused, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Akanni adjourned the case until Sept. 11 for mention.