Detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 42-year-old teacher, Adenekan Adegboyega, for allegedly raping a two-year-old nursery pupil (name withheld).
The suspect, who is a teacher with Chrisland School, Lagos and also doubles as a pastor of an undisclosed church committed the alleged offence while teaching the little girl sex education.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspect at the command headquarters, Ikeja yesterday, said the pastor is a supervising teacher in Chrisland School.
Owoseni said the man was later arrested after the mother of the two year-old pupil lodged an official complaint at Ikeja Police Division for defiling her daughter.
He also said preliminary investigations had revealed that the teacher actually defiled the girl.
However, the suspect who denied the allegation, said he got a phone call from the pupil’s mother just last week Friday, accusing him of defiling her daughter.
He said: “Immediately I picked the phone call, she identified herself as the mother of one of the students in our school and accused me that I sexually abused her daughter.
“I asked her where it happened and after much talking, the mother of the pupil told me that she wants to know what transpired between me and her daughter.
“She said she doesn’t 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 this devil is coming from.
“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 because I am ready to surrender myself.
“But I know the God Almighty that I serve will vindicate me because this a serious challenge for me. Even the class teacher of the girl denied such incident, claiming that the victim never left her custody that fateful day.
“I am married with children; I cannot do such a thing to a minor like that when I have my own children. The allegation that I teach the girl sex education is not true, because I have never taught in the school. I only supervise and walk round to make sure everything went well.”
The mother of the allegedly abused girl who spoke on condition of anonymity said, when she took her daughter to the toilet the little girl then told her someone inserted into her.
She said: “After we were done from the toilet, I asked her who the person is and she mentioned Adenekan’s name. Although she is two but she could described things vividly.
“After my daughter explained everything to me, I got the teacher’s phone number from the school and called him, initially I don’t want the issue to go out because of stigma against my daughter in the school.
“Thereafter I confronted the teacher and it was then he said I can go to anywhere and nobody would believe me, that even if I told the management of the school they wouldn’t believe me.”
The girl’s mother added that Adenekan had no reason to be at the nursery section of the school, because he only supervises the primary section.
She said: “When I took my daughter to Mirabel centre (a center for rape and sexual abuse victims), it was revealed that she had been abused.