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Three Teachers Arrested For Allegedly Raping Pupils In Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command arrested three secondary school teachers, for allegedly raping a female students.

The police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, while confirming the incident, said the victims are minors, and the three suspects are currently being detained at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.

He said they were from Osi Grammar School, Osi Ekiti in Ido/Osi Council area and All Saints Grammar School in Ado Ekiti metropolis.

Abutu said “the teachers were reported to the police through a petition received from an undisclosed person that the suspects allegedly molested the victims sexually”.

The police spokesperson said, the suspects alleged to have had sexual intercourse with the pupils;“one from Osi Grammar school and the other two from All Soul’s Grammar School.

“We have invited the victims and they are giving useful information to us as well. But as of now, the victim from Osi Grammar School declined the allegation while being interrogated.“But we are not resting on that, we will get to the root of the matter”, he said.

It would be recalled that Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Wale Fapohunda, during a meeting with the Nigerian Union of teachers last week, he accused the union members of raping their pupils.

Fapohunda, who raised the alarm over incessant cases of alleged rape in some secondary schools across the state, said sexual relationship with anybody under the age of 18 years could not be said to be with consent.

The commissioner had said his ministry would prosecute any teacher found wanting, adding that all the cases already reported to the government and security agencies would be investigated and the culprits to serve as deterrent to others.


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