Ogun State Police Command has arrested a private school teacher, Mathew Adebayo, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old female candidate sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination at a private school where he teaches in Sango.
It was gathered that the 15-year-old boarding pupil reported Adebayo to the proprietress that Adebayo had repeatedly raped her inside a classroom at night since the resumption of the school in preparation for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination.
A statement by the spokesman of Ogun Police Command, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the 26-year-old teacher was arrested after the proprietress of the school reported the case to Sango-Ota Police Station.
“A 26-year-old teacher in a private secondary school (name withheld), Mathew Adebayo, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State police Command for forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 15-year-old pupil of the school.
“The teacher was arrested following a report by the proprietress of the school who reported at Sango Police Station that she was informed by one of her SS3 students that the suspect has been raping her repeatedly since school resumption in preparation for the WAEC examination.
“She stated further that the said teacher intimidated the victim by telling her that she will not pass the WAEC exams if she didn’t allow him to have sex with her, consequence upon which he had been calling her out of the dormitory in the night and taking her to a classroom where he used to have carnal knowledge of her.
”When the victim can no longer bear the sexual assault of the randy teacher, she decided to inform the proprietress.
”Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer(DPO) of Sango Division, Mr Godwin Idehai, a Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP) detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. He has since then made a confessional statement admitting the commission of the crime.”
The PPRO added, “He has since then made a confessional statement admitting the commission of the crime. The victim has been taken to hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department(SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution.
KanyiDaily had also reported how three secondary school teachers were arrested for allegedly raping underaged female students in the schools where they teach in Ekiti state.