A family court sitting in Ibadan judicial division, Oyo State, has ordered that a teacher, Alayoteti Oyebode, be remanded at the Abolongo Correctional Centre for defiling a 14-year-old student in his school.
The Oyo State Police Command had arraigned Oyebode, 49, on a one-count charge bordering on having unlawful sexual intercourse with the student of the Federal Government Girls College, Oyo.
The prosecutor, Insp Folake Ewe, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between November, 2021, and May, 2022.
“The defendant started molesting the girl since she was in Junior Secondary School (JSS).” Insp Ewe said.
At the resumed hearing of the matter on Thursday, August 4, counsel to the accused, Barrister Oluponna Tunde, said the accused was charged with rape rather than defilement of the child.
Meanwhile, the Investigating Police Officer in charge of the case, Kehinde Afolabi, from the Oyo state criminal investigation department, Iyaganku told the court that the prosecuting counsel never brought a rape case before the court, rather a case involving a minor which is purely defilement.
The court urged the prosecuting counsel to do further investigation on the allegation against the school teacher and return to the court on the adjourned date to substantiate its claims that the accused defiled the student.
Justice Adetunyibi consequently ordered that the accused be remanded at the Abolongo correctional centre and adjourned the matter till August 18, 2022, for hearing.