The Oyo State Police Command, on Sunday arrested a teacher named Olayinka Folarin, for allegedly raping three primary school girls between the ages of 10 and 11 years.
It was gathered that the suspect who has four children, also raped two other under-aged orphans, staying at ‘His Heritage Home’.
According to one of the victims, the teacher raped her inside the school toilet of a private school in Oluyole Estate, Ibadan.
She revealed that the teacher had been having sex with them since 2013 on a weekly basis, adding that he threatened to kill them if they should tell anyone about the illicit sex.
It was further gathered that the suspect’s shady act was exposed when one of the girls was seen crying by some male students of the school after he had slept with her. They asked her what happened and she opened up to them that the teacher had just finished raping her.
Meanwhile, after she had narrated her ordeal to the male students, they told the girls to inform them the next time Folarin wants to take advantage of them, and advised the girls to tell their guardian, Mrs Temilolu Morounkeji, who runs the home for orphans and vulnerable children after school hours.
Morounkeji, after hearing about the abuse, told one Pastor Marcus Williams, a member of the Child Protection Network, who then invited the police to arrest Folarin.
The victims were taken to Adeoyo state hospital for a medical test to ascertain the alleged rape. One Dr Ariwoola, who conducted the test said: “Semen was seen around the victims vulva. Hymen was not intact”.
Mrs Olabisi Ilobanafor, the state Police Public Relations Officer who confirmed the incident, described i as pathetic.
“This was happening in a school and it has been happening for months undetected. The teacher has been sleeping with the victims in the school toilet. He has been sleeping with the girls every week since last year. When the matter was reported to us, the Police went into the matter and our investigation revealed that he has a gel used in lubricating the girls. The gel has been recovered from where he kept it in the school premises. He has been arrested and he will be charged to court” Ilobanafor said. “He even threatened to kill them and one of the girls said she was afraid of what the suspect would use in killing her whether physical or spiritual”.
The force spokesperson revealed that the police will further investigate to see if there were other girls that the suspect might have victimised.