Residents of Agric Olope area of Ado Ekiti have apprehended the proprietor of a private Nursery and Primary School, who was found in a bush allegedly having sex with a pupil of his school.
The incident happened on Monday after school hours.
Our correspondent gathered on Wednesday that the proprietor, identified as Mr. Tunde Ibitoye, picked the girl and another pupil of the same school and was taking them home in his car when he stopped at a deserted place and went into the bush pretending to be defecating.
An eyewitness, who said he caught the suspect in the act, said some minutes after the man went inside the bush, he called the victim to bring him tissue to clean up.
The eyewitness, who identified himself as Kayode Ayeni, said he became curious when he saw the girl going inside the bush knowing full well that a man had first gone into the bush some minutes earlier.
He said he traced the girl’s movement and found the man half naked and the girl also undressed and was in a compromising position.
Ayeni claimed that the proprietor was having carnal knowledge of the girl when he found the two of them inside the bush.
The argument between the eyewitness and the proprietor was said to have attracted a crowd of passersby and residents to the scene.
The suspect was said to have been beaten up and escaped being lynched due to the arrival of some policemen at the scene.
The policemen, who stormed the scene,dispersed the crowd and took the suspect away.
When contacted, the state command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Victor Babayemi, said Ibitoye had been arrested for “defiling an 11-year-old pupil,” adding that the suspect was currently being interrogated by the police
The PPRO said the girl told police investigators that the proprietor had sex with her.
He added that the girl confessed that the last act was the fourth time the proprietor would be having sex with her.
He also said the girl’s father told the police that there was a time he noticed blood stain on his daughter’s clothes but the man thought it was early menstruation.
The proprietor, however, insisted that he did not have sex with the girl but was just assisting her home after the school hours.
But Babayemi said the girl had been taken to a hospital for medical examination, saying the result would be made public when it was out.
Babayemi said, “There is a man in our custody who was said to be caught while having sex with an 11-year-old pupil. The girl has been taken to hospital for examination and we are expecting the result.
“We are investigating to see if we can find other girls who the man might have defiled. If we find any, it would further corroborate the allegation. But we advise parents to alway ensure that their children are put in custody of responsible people.”
Culled from punch