A 46-year-old teacher is currently in police custody for allegedly defiling a two-year-old Nursery school pupil in Lagos State.
The accused identified as Adenekan Adegboyega, was arrested following complaints by the victim’s parents at the Ikeja Division of the force.
Adegboyega, who is the supervising teacher in one of the popular and privately–run schools in the state allegedly committed the sordid act under the guise of teaching the minor sex education.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, Owoseni, confirmed the arrest to journalists on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
He said that preliminary investigation revealed that the teacher allegedly defiled the girl, stressing that the suspect would be charged to court soon.
While denying the allegation, the suspect explained that he got a telephone call from the pupil’s mother accusing him of defiling her daughter and wondered where and when he committed such a crime.
He said: “The mother of the pupil told me that she wanted what transpired between me and her daughter to end.
“She said she did not want any other person to hear about the incident, that even the girl’s father was not aware.
“When the mother of the pupil dropped her call, I was disturbed in my spirit and asked myself where the devil was coming from.
“Few minutes later, she sent a text message to me, telling me to remain firm with her daughter, because her daughter respected me like her father,” he said.
Continuing, the teacher, who claimed to be a pastor in a Pentecostal church, said: “Before God almighty, I know nothing about the allegation levelled against me by the mother of the minor.
“I want to implore the Nigerian Police to do a thorough investigation.
“I am ready to surrender myself, but I know the God almighty that I serve will vindicate me because this is a serious challenge for me.
“The allegation that I was teaching the girl sex education is not true, because I had never taught in the school. I only supervise and walk round to make sure everything went well,’’ he said.
However, on her part, the victim’s mother who preferred anonymity said the daughter told her that someone put his ‘Wiwi’ (penis) into her ‘wiwi’ ( private part).
“I asked her who the person was; my daughter then mentioned Mr Adenekan’s name saying he did it inside his office toilet.
“Truly, she is two years old but she could describe things vividly.”
“After my daughter explained everything to me, I got the teacher’s phone number from the school and called him.
“Initially, I did not want the issue to go out because of the stigma it would bring against my daughter in the school.
“Thereafter, I confronted the teacher not to threaten my daughter again and it was then he said I could go to anywhere to report.
“He said nobody would believe me, that even if I told the management of the school, they would not believe me,” she said.
The girl’s mother further said that Adenekan had no reason to be at the nursery section of the school, because he only supervises the primary section.
“When I took my daughter to Mirabel Medical Centre in Ikeja, it was revealed that she had been abused.
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