A primary school teacher, Bright Asiruwa, 35, has bagged a life sentence for having sex with his 11-year old pupil in Benin City, the capital of Edo State. Prosecuting lawyer, Nelson Okojie, told a Benin High Court how the convict, a teacher at Osazuwa Primary School, in Uhunmwode Local Council, abused his privilege to leech on his victim in 2007.
The judge, G. O. Imadegbelo, upheld Okojie's argument and subsequently delivered the verdict on Asiruwa. The victim's elder brother, Zini Braima, expressed joy that justice was eventually done in the matter.
"As a matter of fact, am happy and I give glory to God that justice is done today by the Court because from the beginning of that case, we have been praying that what we need is justice," he said.