Teacher bags life sentence for defiling 9-year-old student
For defiling a special needs 9-year-old student, Peter Jacob was given a life sentence by an Ikeja Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence Court.
According to Justice Abiola Soladoye, the prosecution had successfully proven the defendant’s accusation of defilement.
She claimed that the prosecution witnesses’ testimony was convincing, credible, and cogent.
The judge concluded that the defendant’s testimony and that of the three defense witnesses, who were employees of the school where the defendant worked, were biased.
“The defendant was seen to be unrepentant and unremorseful,” she said.
“The prosecution’s first witness, a survivor, correctly identified the defendant when she gave her testimony, and the other three witnesses’ testimony was properly corroborative of hers.
“The prosecution has successfully proven the elements of the defendant’s offense.
“The defendant acts in a way that is unworthy of a teacher and is Godless, ruthlessly wicked, and lustful.
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I deem him responsible for the charge, and I hereby sentence him to life in prison.
According to Soladoye, the convict’s name should be added to the sexual offense register kept by the Lagos State government.
While eight exhibits were also presented during the proceedings, the prosecution team of Mr. Olusola Soneye, Mrs. Olufunke Adegoke, and Abimbola Abolade called four witnesses.
Thescol College, CMD Road, Magodo in Ikeja is where the defendant allegedly committed the crime, according to the prosecution’s testimony in court.
They claimed that the dyslexic survivor was enrolled in the primary school division of the building that also served as Jacob’s place of employment’s secondary school.
The offense was against Section 137 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws from 2015.