Head Teacher arrested for raping and defiling a six-year-old girl

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Head Teacher arrested for raping a six-year-old girl

Head Teacher arrested for raping a six-year-old girl-ghspeaks

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Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have arrested 30-years-old Shedrach Ozoemena Nwekeagu for allegedly raping a six-year-old school pupil.

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The suspect, , is the Head Teacher of a private school in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

According to the victim’s father, who reported the issue to the Nigerian police, he noticed that his daughter complained of stomachache and saw bloodstains on her underwear when she came back from school.

Upon questioning, she informed her parents that The teacher had inserted his finger into her vagina the previous week, and a week later, he brutally raped her in the classroom after school hours, while they waited to be picked up by their parents.

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Some teachers in the school also informed The police that they had their suspicions about Nwekeagu sexually molesting pupils in the school, but were afraid of speaking out because the suspect is a relative of the proprietress of the school, and they were afraid they would lose their jobs.

Reacting to the news of the arrest, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, condemned in strong terms the alleged rape, and assured that the suspect will be thoroughly prosecuted under the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

Okah-Donli cautioned school proprietors to “ensure they run a background check on the teacher they employ to teach the children, so as to avoid horrible incidents such as this.

Head Teacher arrested for raping a six-year-old girl

“It is quite unfortunate that the teacher who is meant to guide and shield a pupil is the one who ends up molesting the child.”

The NAPTIP boss also encouraged members of the public to be vigilant and observe any lewd act being meted towards any child, and not to hesitate in reporting such to NAPTIP for investigation.

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