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Court Remands Teacher for Defilling Minor in Oyo

An Oyo State teacher, Alayoteti Oyebode, has been remanded in prison by a family court sitting in Ibadan for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old student.

The court ordered that the 49-year old accused be remanded at Abolongo Correctional Centre after he was arraigned by the Oyo State Police Command on a one-count charge bordering on having unlawful sexual intercourse with the student of the Federal Government Girls College, Oyo.

According to the prosecutor, Insp Folake Ewe, the accused committed the offence between November, 2021 and May, 2022.

“The Defendant started molesting the girl since she was in Junior Secondary School (JSS).” Insp Ewe said.

However counsel to the accused, Barr. Oluponna Tunde, said the accused was charged with rape rather than defilement of the child.

His submission prompted the court to order the prosecuting counsel to conduct further investigation on the allegation against the school teacher and return to the court to substantiate its claims that the accused defiled the student.

Justice Adetunyibi consequently ordered that the accused be remanded at the Abolongo correctional centre and adjourned the matter till August 18, 2022, for hearing.

It would be recalled that The Bliss News had reported the case of the defilement by the teacher where the student’s parents accused him of sexually abusing their child.

The school’s parents forum representative, Mr Nancy Faniran, also corroborated the claims by the parents saying that Mr Oyebode has on many occasions abused female students sexually.

The case was then reported to the police for further investigations.

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