The security guard at a Lagos Public school, Adeniyi Primary School, Itire, , has been arrested by the police public for allegedly raping an 8-year-old pupil.
The 40-year old suspect, Friday Oshoba, aka Mopol, according to Punch Metro, allegedly raped the Primary 2 studenty, while the latter waited on her sister to pick her up from school around 2pm.
The guard, Oshoba, was said to have persuaded the young child to accompany him to a deserted area on the school premises where he removed her underpant and proceeded to raping her.
A primary five pupil, identified only as Bukola, was said to have caight OIshoba in the act on her way to run an errand for a schoolteacher. Bukola, later reported to the same teacher.
The young child, who had been raped, reported the act to her parents on getting home an and an uncle of the girl accompanied her to school the next day and reported the case to the school’s headteacher, who in turn invited policemen from the Itire division who arrested Oshoba.
In Mercy’s stsement to the police, she recounted the incident saying:
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.
Oshoba, an Edo Indigene, upon interrogations denied raping the child, claiming he does not even know her name. He however refused to answer when asked if he did take her to a deserted spot on the school premises.
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.
A social worker at the Mirabel Centre, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where Mercy, was examined confirmed that she did have some injuries in her private parts.
Oshoba, pleaded not guilty upon appearing before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court with the presiding magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Adegbite, admitting him to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.