An Ibadan chief magistrate’s court has remanded a 40-year-old teacher, Sampson Eyo, in prison custody, for allegedly raping his nine-year-old pupil. Chief Magistrate Taiwo Oladiran directed that the accused be remanded at Agodi Prisons custody pending advice of the Oyo State Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP. Consequently, the court did not take the plea of the accused. Eyo, a teacher in a nursery and primary school at Ba-shorun, Ibadan, was arraigned on a one-count charge. The prosecutor,
Sergeant James Oriola, told the court that the accused had unlawful carnal knowledge of the pupil between September 2016 and January 19, 2017. Oriola said: “Eyo, being the girl’s class teacher and also her lesson teacher, lured the girl after lesson period and had carnal knowledge of her.” He said that the accused committed the offence at 4p.m. in the school premises.
Oriola said that the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000, which stipulates 14 years imprisonment for offender. The case was adjourned to February 27 for mention.