Teacher Remanded For Raping Student
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court has today remanded a 29-year-old teacher, David Ikejiobi to prison for allegedly raping one of his students.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr P. E Nwaka, had rejected the plea of the accused and remanded him in Kirikiri Prison.
The accused, who resides at 13, Kekereowo St., Ilasamaja, Lagos, is being tried for rape.
Police Prosecutor Christopher John said the offence was committed sometime in March at 25, Abiola Alao St., Ijeshatedo, Lagos.
He said the accused was fond of following the 13 year-old-girl home after school.
“The girl’s guardian used to come home in the evening and the girl gets home before them and opens the door with the extra key with her.
“The accused knew about the arrangement and follows her to her house. He raped the girl on three different occasions and warned the girl not to tell anyone,” he said.
The prosecutor added that the girl’s grandmother noticed some changes in the behaviour of the girl when she went for holiday and probed the girl.
“It was then the girl opened up to the grandmother and told her about the accused.”
The offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which attracts life imprisonment.
The case has been adjourned until Sept. 3 for mention.