Teacher handed seven years jail sentence for fondling student
Idowu Daniel, a 31-year-old teacher, has been handed a seven year jail sentence by an Ikeja Special Offences Court, for sexually assaulting his 16-year-old student.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo ruled on Monday, September 19, saying that the prosecution failed to establish the charge of child defilement against the defendant. This was however because the survivor failed to show up in court during proceedings to testify.
Justice Taiwo who noted that the voluntary confessional statement made by the defendant, showed that he sexually assaulted the minor, She added that the defendant admitted to fondling the breast of the victim twice and attempted to have sex with her but he could not have a penetration because she was a virgin.
“The defendant is hereby convicted on the charge of sexual assault of a child.
“You are a teacher and you were touching the breast of your student. You would have gone for life if the victim had come to court to testify.”