Yesterday in Lagos, a lesson teacher was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping one of his students.
The judgement was delivered by Justice Abiola Soladoye of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court.
He sentenced the lesson teacher, names Joseph Ibanga, to life imprisonment for defilement and impregnating a 14-year-old girl.
The offence is said to be punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.
The prosecution presented three witnesses at the trial, while the defendant had no witness and spoke in his own defence.
According to the prosecution team, Olusola Soneye, Olufunke Adegoke, and Abimbola Abolade, the defendant committed the offence between January and March 2019 at No.12, Iresi Street, Orile-Agege, Lagos.
They all submitted that the defendant was a lesson teacher, who taught the survivor at home because she was not in school “for a long time due to slow learning.”
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