21 Oct 2014

35-year-old teacher bagged life imprisonment for defiling 11-year-old pupil

A high court sitting in Benin, the Edo State capital, has sentenced a 35-year-old teacher, Bright Asiruwa, to life imprisonment for defiling an 11-year-old primary school pupil.

Asiruwa, who was the victim’s teacher before the incident, was said to have committed the act in 2007.

Although proceedings on the matter had commenced at an Abudu High Court in 2008, the case was transferred to the Benin High Court for further hearing.

Earlier, the prosecution Counsel, Nelson Okojie, told the court that Asiruwa defiled the pupil at Osazuwa Primary School, Ehor, in the Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the state.

The presiding judge, Justice G. O. Imadegbelo, subsequently sentenced the 35-year-old teacher to life imprisonment, having found him guilty of the offence.

Credit: Alexander Okere/PunchMetro

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