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Teacher sentenced to 8 years in jail for defiling P.7 pupil.

Yumbe Magistrate’s court has sentenced a teacher of Kumari primary school in Koboko district to eight years in jail for defilement.
Bosco Atiku, 36, defiled the primary seven pupil of Omgbokolo primary school in Yumbe district. Atiku was arrested from Kumari primary school earlier in March by Arafa sub-county officials. Court presided over by Yumbe chief magistrate Freddie Awacnedi heard that Atiku while at Mongoyo village in Lobule sub county defiled the girl at his home.
Prosecution also told court that Atiku confined the girl for about four days at his residence by means of deception for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Information later reached the girl’s relatives and Omgbokolo primary school administration which led to Atiku’s arrest.
Awacnedi said that convicting Atiku to serve an eight-year sentence is not only a punishment to him, but also a lesson to other teachers who are engaged in such similar acts. Awacnedi further added that the fact that Atiku is a teacher, he was expected to be exemplary in the community and offer protection to the pupils.