Two teachers of Nazareth Junior and Senior College, Ibawon, Epe, Lagos State, have been arraigned for allegedly having canal knowledge of seven students of the school.
They were brought before Ogba Magistrates’ court Ikeja Lagos on Friday.
38 year-old Oke Mustapha, and Yisau Musibau, 39, were arraigned before Mrs. M.B. Olajide on two- count charge of sexual assault, recklessness and negligent acts.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Rachael Donny said the victims were between 15 and 17 years old.
The two men were charged alongside a 42-year-old trado-medical nurse, Abimbola Adesanni, who was accused of administering a “dangerous drug” on a female student after she was impregnated by one of the teachers.
Donny, told the court that Mustapha, Musibau and others at large, committed the alleged offences between 2014 and 2016 at Ibowon.
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She alleged that they secretly subjected the girls to serial sexual harassment for two years.
Donny said they conspired “to commit felony to wit: sexual assault by penetration, reckless and negligent acts”.
The offences, she added, were punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate granted the bail application filed by the defence counsel, Bright Idahosa.
She admitted each defendant to bail in the sum of N1million with two sureties in like sum.
The sureties’ statements of accounts and residential addresses, the magistrate added, should be verified.
They must also present evidence of three years’ tax clearance.
The matter was adjourned till September 18.
However, following the defendants’ failure to meet the bail conditions, they were remanded in Kirikiri prison.