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Ex-teacher docked for allegedly molesting 2 boys

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A 60-year-old retired teacher, Ike Okoye, was on Wednesday docked in the Children, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Offences Court in Awka for allegedly molesting two boys.

The police charged Okoye, who lives in Okpoko village, Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area of the state, with  molestation and unnatural offence.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp Chinyere Okechukwu, told the court that the accused committed the alleged offence in 2013 at Isuofia.

The offence, according to him, contravenes the provisions of  Section 197 of criminal code cap 36 Vol ll of the Revised law of Anambra state of Nigeria 1999 as Amended.

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

The Chief Magistrate, Ms Genevieve Osakwe, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N200, 000 with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Aug. 21 for hearing.

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