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SHAME: Lagos Teacher Remanded in Prison for Sexually Assaulting his 11-year-old Pupil

A teacher, Augustine Akpan, who allegedly fondled the breasts of his pupil, an 11-year old girl, has been remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Senior Magistrate’s Court sitting at Abule Egba, Lagos.

The police arraigned 30-year-old Akpan before the court on a two-count charge of indecent assault and fondling the breasts of his pupil.

It was gathered that the girl helped her teacher to carry his bag to his house after the day’s lesson. It was then the teacher allegedly tricked her into his room.

He was about to sexually assault the girl and was playing with her breasts when she raised the alarm that attracted people nearby and the suspect was arrested and handed over to the police.

Inspector Rachael Williams, the police prosecutor, stated that the offence Akpan allegedly committed is contrary to and punishable under sections 135 and 261 (2) of the criminal law, volume 44, of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

When the charge was read to the suspect, he pleaded not guilty.

Although the offence is a bailable one, he could not meet the bail conditions in good time.

He was therefore remanded at Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa, Lagos pending when he could perfect the bail papers.

According to P.M.NEWS, the suspect is the teacher of the pupil in her school and when her parents saw that Akpan is a good teacher, they hired him to give her extra lesson at home.

Akpan’s sister was said to have blamed the incident on the devil and was making concerted efforts to secure the teacher’s bail.

According to her, Augustine Akpan is a nice person and had his wedding introduction ceremony recently. She wondered what could have led him to commit such an act.

The case has been adjourned till 15 October, 2013, for mention. 

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