One private school teacher is being investigated by detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, Lagos, for allegedly defiling a three-year-old pupil at the school located in Berger, Ojodu in Lagos State.
The victim’s mother had spotted blood in the pupil’s private part on June 21 when bathing her. After asking questions, the victim’s mother learnt that the teacher had used a pencil to prick her vagina in the school toilet, subsequently using a white piece of cloth to clean the blood that came out.
According to a source, the victim’s parents immediately challenged the school authorities and later reported the matter to the Isheri Police Division when they were not satisfied with the school’s response: “The mother of the victim told us that her daughter returned from school and when she decided to bath her at about 8pm, her daughter began to cry when she was about washing her private part. The victim told her mother that her teacher inserted a pencil into her private part in their school’s toilet.
“The mother said she reported to the head teacher of the school the next day. The head teacher called the suspect and two other female teachers for her daughter to identify the person who used pencil on her private part and her daughter still pointed at the suspect… The mother reported the case at Isheri Police Division where she was given a letter to go to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. After medical examination, the doctor confirmed that the child had been defiled.”
Spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, has also confirmed the incident, saying that it “…actually occurred in May. The mother was bathing the girl when she complained that she had pains in her private part. The mother took her daughter to the school where she identified the teacher. The mother met with the head teacher but was not satisfied with the outcome and then reported to the police… The police at Isheri then transferred the case to the SCID where investigations are ongoing. The teacher however denied the allegation.”