The police in Ogun Police Command have arrested Mathew Adebayo, a teacher in a private secondary school, for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old- student of the school.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the 26-year-old teacher was apprehended after the proprietress of the school reported to Sango-Ota Police Station that she was informed by one of the female SS3 students Adebayo had repeatedly raped her since the resumption of the school in preparation for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination.

According to Oyeyemi, the proprietor further said

”The teacher intimidated the victim by telling her that she would not pass her examination, if she didn’t allow him have sex with her. Consequence upon which he has 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 could 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 spokesperson said the victim has been taken to hospital where she is currently receiving medical attention.

He added that the state 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.

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  1. In recent years, the headlines regarding sexual misconduct by school staff members with pupils/students have become all too familiar. The disturbing incidents alarm parents, students and everyone concerned about school safety. Yet the school authorities and govt are not doing enough to curb this evil behaviour.
    Schools should consider adopting a “zero tolerance” policy on sexual harassment. They should draft and enforce a solid anti-harassment policy. Such a policy should clearly state what type of conduct is unacceptable and provide examples. The policy should also explain what will happen if it is violated. Schools should help by providing sexual harassment training to their employees and students, and by establishing an effective complaint or grievance process and taking immediate and appropriate action when an employee or student complains.

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