A teacher at the Juaso in the Asante Akim South district of the Ashanti Region, Shaibu Iddi, has been sentenced to 13 years imprisonment by the Juaso Circuit Court for defiling a 10-year old school girl.
Court reports reveal that Iddi lured the victim together with her friend into his room and subsequently raped her after asking her friend to buy him some bananas. The teacher, upon defiling the poor child warned her not to disclose what happened between them to anyone. The defiled pupil, until October 1, was forced to reveal her ordeal to her mother after she had fallen ill - revelations which made her mother issue a formal complaint to the police.
Iddi, who had gone into hiding was caught and arrested on Friday, November 20. The 27 year-old university graduate, before the ruling, pleaded with the judge to “tamper justice with mercy” and pardon him but Justice Tetteh was however unmoved by his plea, explaining that as a teacher it was expected that he would be a good example not only to the children he was teaching, but other residents in the community.
Meanwhile the 10-year old student is said to have been admitted at the hospital for a thorough medical check-up.