Staff and students of the Heritage Group of Schools in Ofada Town in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State were taken aback as a 43-year-old male teacher was accused of defiling a 13-year-old male pupil.
According to reports, the teacher, Joshua Olufemi, have molested his victim through his anus over six times.
It was gathered that Olufemi carried out the actions in his room during lesson hours.
According to an anonymous source, the suspect was teaching Mathematics at the junior secondary school and Further Mathematics at the senior secondary schools of the Heritage Group of schools until he was apprehended by the police on Thursday.
The case was reported at the Owode Egba Divisional Police Station by the mother of the victim, simply identified as Stella.
The police in the division were said to have begun an investigation into the matter after arresting and detaining Olufemi for the alleged crime.
While confirming the incident to our correspondent on Sunday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Odutola Omolola, who confirmed the suspect’s arrest, said an investigation was ongoing to unravel more details about the teacher’s conduct.
In another news, gunmen suspected to be terrorists have abducted the Zamfara State correspondent of Violence Voice of Nigeria, VON, Hamisu Damgipga.
The criminals are now demanding a ransom of one million niara for his release.
A brother to the victim, known as Damgipga junior, confirmed the incident, saying the journalist was kidnapped at his residence in the Samaru area of Gusau.
Members of his family and neighbours stormed the Secretariat of the Correspondents chapel, to report the disappearance of their relation.
“They also shared with journalists text messages from the bandits, demanding the sum of one million Naira to be paid on or before Friday this week”.
When contacted, the spokesman of the State Police Command, ASP Yazeed Abdulahi confirmed the incident, saying that they were not bandits but criminals looking for livelihood.
He said the anti-violence unit of the command had been deployed to the area for his release, pointing out that he is very much in Gusau and not in any forest.
“This is to show that the operation was not done by bandits otherwise they would have taken him into the forest”