Ebere Obasi, a 20-year-old student who is accused of sexual harassment on a 15-year-old, went to court on Friday.
The police charged Obasi, whose address was not provided, with sexual harassment of a minor.
However, the youngster pled not guilty.
They did it on April 22 in Akesan, Lagos, according to DSP Kehinde Ajayi, who is prosecuting them.
He said the defendant tapped her buttocks and touched her breast in defiance of Section 265 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Ajayi also said that the defendant did not follow the law.
It was the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Ejiro Kubeinje, who let the defendant go on bail in the amount of N200,000, with two sureties in the same amount.
People who are sureties must be working and show that they have paid taxes to the Lagos State Government, says Kubeinje
She postponed the A Student Arrested for Sexual Harassment case’s hearing until June 6.
Discrimination based on sex is known as sexual harassment. Sexually harassing at school can impair a student’s feeling of personal dignity and safety, impede their education, and prevent them from reaching their full potential. Such cases in the classroom has the potential to escalate into violent behavior, including sexual assault, if not addressed.
When a student is sexually harassed, he or she may cease doing schoolwork and participating in school activities. They may skip or discontinue classes, or they may completely abandon their education.
Anxiety, depression, insomnia, lack of appetite, inability to focus, diminished self-esteem, loss of interest in routine activities, social isolation, and emotions of despair, fear, or shame are some of the psychological consequences that might occur.
To cope, some students could turn to drugs or alcohol. Students may consider or attempt suicide in extreme circumstances.
Here is a tweet by a health administrator, BudCanna1, who is worried about how the condition is defined by our actions in the society;
Why is simply making an innocent sexual innuendo in the workplace considered unlawful sexual harassment for adults but teachers talking about explicit sexuality to kindergarten students considered essential. pic.twitter.com/hF6PpsZnwO
— ??? ?… (@bud_cann) May 2, 2022