Patience Orunma, a teacher has been arrested for allegedly defiling a three-year-old pupil at a private school in Berger, Ojodu in Lagos State for rituals.
The Police Comand spokesperson Ngozi Braide, confirmed that the victim’s mother reported that she spotted blood in the pupil’s private part on June 21 when bathing her. The little girl told her mother that the teacher used a pencil to prick her vagina in the school toilet and used a white piece of cloth to clean the blood.
The matter was reported to the school authority and the response of the suspect made the school authority to line up other teachers including the suspect for identification parade and the victim still picked the suspect.
However, the parent of the girl who were not satisfied with the decision of the school authority reported the matter to the Isheri Police Divisio. The matter was later transferred to SCID
“The mother of the victim told us that her daughter returned from school and when she decided to bath her at about 8pm, her daughter began to cry when she was about washing her private part. The victim told her mother that her teacher inserted a pencil into her private part in their school’s toilet.
“The mother reported the case at Isheri Police Division where she was given a letter to go to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. After medical examination, the doctor confirmed that the child had been defiled.”
The police source said he suspected that the alleged crime could be for spiritual purpose but added that investigations were ongoing.
“The police at Isheri then transferred the case to the SCID where investigations are ongoing. The teacher however denied the allegation.