A 57-year-old Vice-Principal of St. Mary Girls College, Ikole Ekiti, in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Ajayi, has been arrested by the police for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old pupil of the school inside his office.
The bubble burst for the vice-principal on Tuesday, March 18, when the pupil had gone into his office but did not come out as quickly as expected, thereby, fuelling suspicion among the teachers that all was not well.
One of the teachers, who reported the case to the police, was said to have moved closer to the door leading to Mr. Ajayi’s office to open it but discovered that it had been locked from inside.
She was said to have knocked on the door frantically, which made the pupil and the suspect to allegedly quickly stop what they were busy doing inside.
However, what would eventually give a hint of what transpired inside the office behind closed doors was the demeanour of the VP and the pupil, forcing one of the teachers to report the case to the police.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Victor Babayemi, on Tuesday.
Babayemi said the vice principal was arrested and investigation into the case had begun.
The statement read, “Operatives of the Command arrested one Ayo Ajayi, aged 57 years, the Vice-Principal of St. Mary Girls College, Ikole-Ekiti, for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old pupil.
“The incident, which allegedly took place on March 18, 2014, inside the vice-principal’s office, was reported to the police by a teacher in the school, who noticed the suspicious entry of the pupil into the VP’s office.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect had a similar case in the past which was not reported. The victim also admitted that the suspect laid her on his table and had carnal knowledge of her.
“The report of the medical examination confirmed that the victim’s hymen was not intact. Although, the suspect denied the allegation, but with the evidence against him, he will soon be arraigned in court for defilement”.