A private school teacher, Matthew Sodeke, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police command for allegedly abusing a child in Igbala community, Sango Ota, Ogun state.
Sodeke, who taught English Language, in the private school, was caught sucking the private part of the male pupil by a parent who had come to the school to check on her child.
PUNCH Metro, reported that the teacher allegedly assaulted the pupil, 16-year-old boy, identified only as Ajala, after closing hours in an empty office in the school.
The incident, which happened on Tuesday, July 12, around 4pm, started with the teacher instructing the pupil to comeinto one of the offices upstairs, take off his pants before he began molesting him, when a [parent walked in on the evil act and raised an alarm. The matter was later reported at the Sango Police Division, and Sodeke was arrested.
A parent, identified as Shokoya, who claimed to be a witness, said the teacher was first beaten up to a pulp before the police took him away. Shokoya also said, the pupil confessed that that would not be the first time, DSokeye, had indulged in the act with him.
After a parent had raised the alarm, other parents and youths descended on the teacher and beat him to a pulp. He was thereafter handed over to the police at the Sango division.The teacher said he was formerly living with his brother, a pastor, who later sent him out when he (the pastor) caught him sucking a neighbour’s private parts.When the pupil was also interviewed, he confessed that it was not the first time the teacher would molest him. He said the teacher warned him not to disclose the act to anyone.
PUNCH Metro, gathered that Sodeke, who already has confessed to the crime, has now been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation.
SP Muyiwa Adejobi, state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident, adding that the Sokeye, had been charged to court.
It is a case of indecent assault. The English Language teacher, Sodeke, called the victim to one of the offices and asked him to remove his trousers. He then put Ajala’s private parts in his mouth.Based on this report, detectives from the Sango division arrested the culprit and brought him to the station for interrogation. He confessed to the crime. The matter was transferred to the SDCI, Abeokuta, as directed by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Abdulmajid Ali.
The teacher has been charged to court and remanded in prison custody.