A security guard at Greater Scholars International School, Lekki, identified only as Mr David, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping a four-year-old pupil of the school.
A viral tweet posted by a Tweep, Omolomo @TheVawulence, alleged that the pupil was raped by the guard, beaten and warned not to inform anyone.
The child, however, told her father.
The Tweep alleged that the pupil’s father was threatened by thugs when he reported the case to the police at the Ajiwe Police Station.
Efforts to speak with the child’s parents were abortive, as her father promised to call back but he had yet to fulfil the promise as of press time.
The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, stated that the suspect was in custody and a medical test had been conducted on the pupil.
He said, “The suspect would be transferred to our gender unit headquarters on Monday morning.”
In an earlier tweet, Hudeyin wrote, “The suspect has been arrested and is still in custody. A medical report that would ensure a conviction is expected. We don’t pander to emotions but deal with evidence to prove issues beyond a reasonable doubt.”
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Agency, in a statement on Twitter, said the pupil had been referred for medical and psychosocial support.
It read, “Alleged defilement of a four-year-old by a security guard at Greater Scholars Int’l School on May 3rd, 2023; we received a report of this case though our toll-free line and acted promptly by referring the child for medical and psychosocial support.
“We also alerted the Ajiwe FSU Police Division for investigation. The suspect is currently in police custody. The case would be transferred to Gender, Lagos State Police Command before it is charged to court on Monday. We will continue to provide you with updates as the case progresses.”
Several calls to the phone number listed on the school’s Instagram page to confirm the claims yielded no result.
Two of the numbers rang out, while the third one was picked by a hostile male who claimed that the number was a private line and could not have been posted on the school’s page.
Truecaller revealed the owner of the line as Promise.
Reluctantly he said, “This is my private number and not an official line and cannot be used for any official communication. I do not know where you got this number.
“This is Greater Scholars High School that you are calling. I do not have any four-year-olds at the high school. The youngest person at the high school is 10 years.”
Calls to other numbers listed on the school’s Instagram page were unanswered and an enquiry sent to the email address was yet to be replied to as of press time.
A request from Promise for the contact of the administrator for the primary school was abortive. He stated that they do not work on the weekends.
He added, “The case is with the police. The security agencies are on the matter.”