Teacher arrested for raping 15-year-old WAEC candidate in Ogun State

Teacher arrested for raping 15-year-old WAEC candidate in Ogun State

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A teacher identified as Mathew Adebayo has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a candidate who sat for the just-concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) at a private school where he teaches.


The suspect was arrested following a report by the school proprietress at the Sango Police Station.


The 15-year-old boarding student was said to have reported the teacher to the school proprietress after having sex with her on different occasions. After receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Sango Division, CSP Godwin Idehai, detailed detectives to the school where the suspect was arrested.


According to the statement issued by the Police Public Relations officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the teacher reportedly subdued the victim by threatening that she would fail the exams if she refused his sexual advances. However, the victim reported him when she could no longer bear the assault.


“A teacher in a private secondary school (name withheld), Mathew Adebayo, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 15-year-old pupil of the school,” the statement read per Punch.


“The teacher was arrested following a report by the proprietress of the school who reported at Sango Police Station that she was informed by one of her SS3 students that the suspect has been raping her repeatedly since school resumption in preparation for the WAEC examination.


“She stated further that the said teacher intimidated the victim by telling her that she will not pass the WAEC exams if she didn’t allow him to have sex with her, consequence of which he had 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.


“He has since then made a confessional statement admitting the commission of the crime. The victim has been taken to hospital for medical attention.


“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward 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 for further investigation and prosecution.”

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