The police in Lagos State has arrested a 46-year-old teacher, Adenekan Adegboyega for allegedly raping a two-year-old pupil.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatal Owoseni on Wednesday said the suspect was arrested following complaints from the victim’s parents.
Owoseni said investigations revealed that the suspect raped the girl while pretending to teach her sex education.
The suspect however told newsmen that he didn’t defile the victim.
“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.
He added, “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.
The mother of the alleged victim said her daughter confirmed that someone put something in her ‘wiwi’.
“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.
She further said an hospital confirmed that her daughter has been abused.