Thursday, 6 February 2014

Ogun Hostel Seals Off Over 12-Year-Old Rape

A private hostel in Ogun State, western Nigeria is on the verge of being sealed off by the state's Commissioner for Education, Mr. Segun Odubela after a 12 year old girl was allegedly raped in the school.

It will be recalled that on the fateful day, the suspect, Mr. Akinduro, 60, was said to have lured the victim to his bed, asking her to remove her clothes, an idea that was vehemently refused by the victim until he applied a force and out of fear, the victim ran to a relative at Ikenne, to report the mater.
The matter was reported at the Ikenne Police Station and the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi promised to unravel the situation.
The proprietor of the school is presently facing interrogation over the incident.
In an attempt to avoid re-occurence of the incident, Mr Odubela, who held a meeting with the victim's parents, has however, advised parents of other students in the school to relocate their wards before the school building is put under lock and key.
The Commissioner also stated that a meeting has been fixed between the commissioner and the victim’s parents in order to relocate her to another school because of stigmatisation.
Confirming the development,  Odubela said that the case would be well handled to serve as a deterrent to others, adding ‘’We have visited the hostel and will soon seal it off. We are only waiting for parents of other children to relocate them so that their education will not be threatened. Also, a meeting has been scheduled to map the way forward for the victim.”

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