The victim, Victoria (pseudonym), was lured by the suspect when she went to
his shop to make photocopies after school hours.
Victoria, who attends a public secondary school in Owutu, Ikorodu, had
been allegedly raped by the suspect on several occasions in eight
victim, who is in Junior Secondary School, Class 3, was given pittances
such as N50, N100 and N30, each time the suspect raped her.
a computer centre in the area, was contracted by the school to teach
the junior pupils computer studies.
that the bubble burst when the girl complained to her mother that she
had stomach pains and her menstrual cycle was affected.
He is not a worker of the state government. The school just arranged
with him to be teaching the pupils computer studies since he has a
papers and answer sheets. The school is in a very quiet community.
Pupils usually go to his centre to make photocopies and train with his
for months. He gave her between N30 and N100 each time. The girl kept
the secret away from her parents.
complained to her mother that she was having stomach pains and her
menstruation had stopped. She was then taken to a private hospital.
she had been raped several times. The girl confessed that it was the
computer instructor who raped her and he was arrested. He has also
confessed to the crime.”
matter, which was reported at the Owutu Police Division, was also
reported to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team,
Vivour-Adeniyi, said the matter had been transferred to the Gender Unit
of the Lagos State Police Command.
attention on Monday, June 20. The 14-year-old girl was raped by her
computer teacher near the school’s premises.
the school initially pleaded with the girl’s parents not to report to
the police. Fortunately, they rejected the plea.
and the case has been transferred from the division to the Gender Unit
at the police headquarters, Ikeja. The Directorate of Public
Prosecutions has also requested the duplicate case file.”