The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a 57-year-old vice-principal of a school, Mr. Taiwo Ajayi, after being caught defiling a 12-year-old student of his school.
According to a police statement in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, yesterday, Ajayi allegedly committed the offence inside his office at Saint Mary’s Girls Grammar School, Ikole Ekiti.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Victor Babayemi said one of the staff in the school had reported the matter to the police after suspecting the movement of the young girl (names withheld) inside the vice principal’s office.
“The witness became apprehensive when the student, after spending a considerable time in the VP’s office, did not come out.
“The witness went near the door and discovered it was bolted from behind, she knocked and the movements, sounds and subsequent demeanor of both the suspect and the victim gave them away,” said Babayemi.
According to him, investigation revealed that the suspect had a similar case in the past which was not reported and added that the victim also admitted that the suspect had carnal knowledge of her on his table.
“The report of a medical examination confirmed that the victim’s hymen is not intact,” Babayemi said
Ajayi was, however, said to have denied the allegation
“With the evidence against him, he will soon be arraigned in court for defilement,” Police said.