A 31-year-old teacher and soon-to-be groom who attends a Popular pentecostal church in Ibadan, Oyo state, Adebola Adetola, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police
Command for forcefully having sex with a primary three pupil who is not even ten yet. Smh.
The pupil, whose parents said will clock 10 in July
this year, was said to have opened up to the parents on Thursday, June
4, on what had been going on between her and her teacher, leading to his
arrest on Friday, June 5.
The teacher, who is due for wedding with his fiancée in August has however denied the accusations, claiming that he did not commit the crime he was
being accused of.
He only admitted that the girl used to play in his
room and would sleep on his rug after school hours.
Crime Reports, the girl, who said the suspect was a teacher in her
school as well as her after-school lesson teacher, stated: “I used to
help Mr Adetola to carry his things to his house. He used to teach me
and four others lesson after school hours.
“One day, when others
had left, he asked me to sleep on the bed and remove my pants. He
removed his boxers and raped me from the back. He shook and a whitish
thing came out of him. He wiped it with toilet roll. Since then, he had
been doing the same thing to me. It had been on for some time before my mother discovered on Thursday.
“He used to give me N5 and would also buy biscuit for me. I was using the money to buy sweets (candies) from my mother’s shop.”
girl said she did not tell her mother of her experience because the
teacher warned her against it, threatening that he would beat her
seriously if she did.
Explaining his side of the story, Adetola said
the girl was his student, adding that he was also very close to her
parents. “She used to come to my room and would sleep on my rug. Her
parents are well aware of her closeness to me. I have never slept with
her, not to talk of cleaning her up as she claimed.
“It is true I
used to buy things for her and give her money, but I had no ulterior
motive for doing this other than the fact that I was close to her
family. I was surprised when police came to my school this morning to
arrest me for defilement.”
There’s a shocker from the suspect’s mum though.
She told the police that her son once did the same thing to
his niece 10 years ago.
Confirming the arrest, the state
Police Public Relations officer, DSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said that
police had commenced investigations into the case.