A secondary school principal in Ekiti State, Taiwo Ajayi, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a 12-year-old girl, an Ado Ekiti
High. The principal was reported to have lured the girl into his office, locked the door and raped her on the table while covering her mouth with cloth.
(NAN) reports that the rapist who is in
his 60s was at the time of committing the crime, the Vice- Principal
(Academics) at St. Mary’s Girls Grammar School, Ikole-Ekiti.
Ajayi, who was suspended from the civil service to face the consequences of his action, committed the offence on March 18, 2014.
Two teachers had stormed the vice-principal’s office but could not
gain entry until after about 30 minutes and caught him red-handed.
NAN also reports that the prosecution was led by Mr A.E. Arogundade
of the Ministry of Justice, while the defence team was led by Mr Sule
At the arraignment on Oct. 14, 2016, Ajayi had pleaded not guilty.
The offence contravened Section 31 (2) of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State 2012.
The prosecution called eight witnesses including a medical
practitioner from the State University Teaching Hospital, police
officers who investigated the case, two other pupils and a teacher in
Exhibits tendered include a medical report, statement of the accused,
report of the panels set up by the school authorities and Teaching
Service Commission, medical report from the police clinic, statement of
the victim, among others.
The two panels set up to investigate the case indicted Ajayi which
led to his suspension from service after which he was arrested and