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Sexual Assault: Court Grants Lagos Teacher Bail

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court on Thursday granted bail to a teacher, Akintunde Ajayi who allegedly forced an 18 year old student to forcefully performing oral sex him.

Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje -Afunwa granted him a N500,000 bail. She also ordered the defendant to produce
two sureties who must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government. She said one of the sureties should be related to the defendants.

The defendant, whose address was not given in court, was docked for unlawful sexual assault.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Asp. Peter Nwangwu, told the court that the offence was committed sometime in 2018 at Fazi-I-Omat High School at Iwaya in Lagos.

The defendant, who was arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command, however, denied committing the offence.

Nwangwu said the offence contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Section prescribes 3- years sentence for any offender upon conviction.

NAN also reports that the Lagos State Commissioner had earlier paraded the defendant for allegedly forcing an 18-year-old pupil (name withheld), to perform oral sex on him for marks.

The victim explained that on two different occasions, she succumbed to pressure and gave the teacher oral sex.

She alleged that the teacher further demanded sex if she ever wanted to graduate from the school with her classmates, but she refused.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed that the teacher was arrested and paraded at the police command.

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