A Tamale circuit court has sentenced a 32-year-old Social Studies teacher Natogmah Yamousa Otabil, to 7 years imprisonment with hard labour for sodomizing 18 pupils of the Kulpi R/C Junior High School.
The court was presided over by His Lordship Alexander Oware.
The convict was arrested in September 2021 following a report by the East Gonja Municipal Education Director over some sodomy allegations.
The accused earlier pleaded guilty to all the charges brought against him by the police.
His defence lawyer prayed the court for a psychiatric assessment of his client, which the court granted.
Reports of the first examination conducted at Pantang hospital were rejected by the presiding judge, which resulted in a second examination at the Tamale Teaching hospital.