A secondary faculty trainer, Idowu Daniel, was Monday sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Lagos State Particular Offences Court docket sitting in Ikeja, after he was discovered responsible of sexually assaulting his 16-year-old pupil inside the faculty premises.
The 31-year-old Daniel, who was arraigned on prices bordering on defilement, was accused of getting illegal carnal information of his pupil within the Biology laboratory at Anastasia Complete Faculty, Abule-Egba, on June 27, 2019, at 9.25am.
Whereas announcing the sentence on Idowu, the presiding choose, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, held that although the prosecution failed to ascertain the cost of defilement towards the convict, because the sufferer failed to indicate up in courtroom to testify, his confessional assertion which was made voluntarily, confirmed that he sexually assaulted the minor.
“The defendant admitted to have fondled the breast of the sufferer twice and tried to have intercourse along with her however he couldn’t penetrate as she was a virgin.
“The defendant is hereby convicted on the cost of sexual assault of a kid,” she stated.
When he was given an opportunity to talk, the convict pleaded for mercy and requested the choose to be lenient with him.
“My lord, I’m very sorry for what occurred. I promise it is not going to occur once more,” Daniel instructed the courtroom.
However the choose refused to be all ears to his plea as she lashed out on the convict for touching the sufferer in a suggestive manner, including that he would have gotten life imprisonment if the minor had testified in courtroom.
“You’re a trainer and also you had been touching the breast of your pupil. You’ll have gone for all times imprisonment if the sufferer had come to courtroom to testify,” Justice Taiwo stated.