guard of a public school in Lagos, Adeniyi Primary School, Itire, for
allegedly raping an eight-year-old pupil.
committed the alleged crime while the primary 2 pupil, Mercy
(pseudonym), was waiting for her sister to pick her up after the school
closed around 2pm.
follow him to a deserted spot within the school and removed her
underwear. He reportedly raped her afterwards.
identified only as Bukola, who was sent on an errand by a
schoolteacher, caught the guard in the act and reported to the teacher.
getting home, recounted the incident to her parents. An uncle of the
girl followed her to the school the following day and reported the
matter to the head teacher.
“I was in the school on May 11 at about 2pm when Mopol (Oshoba) called me to a place on the school premises. He removed my underwear and put his thing (manhood) inside my bum-bum. Bukola, who is in primary five, saw us and reported to her teacher. I also told my daddy when I got home.”
State, denied raping the girl, saying he did not know her name. Oshoba
was, however, silent in his statement on whether he took Mercy to any
spot as alleged.
“The girl is one of our pupils in Adeniyi Primary School.“I did not know her name, but I know she
is in Primary two. I did not do anything with her. I was married, but
my wife left me and I don’t have any child.”
Centre, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where medical
examinations were carried out on the victim, said Mercy had bruises in
her private parts.
charge. The presiding magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Adegbite, admitted him to
bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.