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Ibadan Teacher, Cleaner Dragged To Court For Cutting Pupil’s Hair

Two staff members of the Sunshine Group of Schools, Oluyole area, Ibadan, Oyo State capital have been dragged to court for forcefully cutting a two-year-girl’s hair in school.

The accused, a 39-year-old teacher, Bukola Olajide and a 55-year-old cleaner, Dupe Akintewe, were brought before an Oyo State Family Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan by the police on Wednesday.

The two staff members were charged with conspiracy, assault and breach of peace.

The duo, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

According to the narration of the prosecution counsel, Inspector Folake Ewe, to the court, the two suspects allegedly conspired to commit the offence.

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Ewe told the court, “The two women allegedly assaulted the minor in the school by forcefully cutting her hair and causing her bodily harm.

“The defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by cutting the girl’s hair and putting an incision there at the back of her head without the consent of her parents.”

The prosecutor argued that the offence committed by the defendants contravened the provisions of sections 249 (d), 355 and 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The Chief Magistrate in charge of the case, Mrs P. Adetuyibi, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

Adetuyibi said one of the sureties must be staff from Sunshine Group of School with proof, while the second sureties must be landlords of where each defendant resides.

She adjourned the matter until May 25, 2023, for a hearing.

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