Police yesterday arraigned a 21-year-old teacher, Matthew Sodake, before an Ota Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having oral sex with a 14-year-old student. The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing alleged charge of assault.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 12 about 8p.m. at Ambassador Star Comprehensive Secondary School, Answer, Ota in Ogun State.
Gbesi, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), told the court that the accused, a teacher in the school, lured the 14-year-old student (name withheld) into one of the classrooms and had oral sex with her.
He said that the offence contravened Section 216 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun,2006. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr. S. O. Banwo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. Banwo said that the sureties must be residents within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed.
He also ordered the sureties to swear to an affidavit of means and show evidence of tax payment to Ogun State government. The magistrate adjourned the case till August 12 for hearing