The 27-year-old schoolmistress, Violet Enu, who was arrested and granted bail by the police in Lagos for allegedly defiling a four-year-old female pupil of Light Bearers Private School, located at Isashi area of the state, has reportedly absconded.
According to Vanguard the suspect, who reportedly defiled one of her pupils last Thursday, fled after the case was transferred from Badagry Magistrate’s Court to Apapa Family Court on Tuesday. It was gathered that when the victim’s parents reported at the police station on Wednesday, Enu did not turn up.
Vanguard learned that all attempts to trace the suspect, who lives at Ogbeni Achike Street, Isashi, Iba Council Development Area, by the police proved abortive. Her surety is reportedly also at large. Meanwhile, the victim’s elder brother, who attends the same school, was sent home and prevented from attending the school’s extra-moral classes on Tuesday because of the incident.
Father’s reaction According to the victim’s father, Chief Martins, “in a bid to create an avenue for the suspect to escape, the police referred the case to Badagry Magistrate’s Court, when they knew that cases bordering on defilement are usually heard at family court. “Otherwise how will a division not know that Badagry Magistrate’s Court does not treat defilement cases?
“We came back from Badagry Magistrate’s Court at about 5p.m. on Tuesday, yet the police connived with the suspect to escape. “Sincerely, I do not understand the police’s interest in the case and why they have been persuading me to settle out of court without actually investigating to find out the motive behind the abuse.
“What if it was for ritual? They are sending different lawyers to plead with me. Why are they attempting to deny my four-year-old girl justice? “The Police at Isashi Division have not done any investigation on the case. The only thing they followed is the Mirabel report, which proved that my daughter was actually defiled.
“They granted the suspect bail and now she is at large. Her surety is also at large. I am calling on the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, and Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Owoseni Fatai, to please intervene in the case.