A 42-year-old man, Mr James Dantayi, assistant headmaster of Jibril Aminu Primary School, Bauchi is being quizzed by the Bauchi State Police command for allegedly r*ping a nine-year-old pupil of the school.
Confirming the incident in Bauchi yesterday, Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Haruna Mohammed said when the police received the complaint of a rape incident in the school, it investigated the matter by visiting the school and the suspect was arrested.
A reliable security source in Bauchi told newsmen that the victim was a primary three pupil.
“The victim who is a pupil of Jibril Aminu Primary school was raped by their assistant headmaster after school hours,” the source said, adding, “When the girl got home, her parents became suspicious of their daughter’s disposition and decided to investigate it.
“After interrogation, they discovered that she was r*ped by the assistant headmaster.”
According to him, the police visited the school the following day and arrested the suspect while the victim was taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi for medical examination.