In a shocking incident at the Greater Scholars International School located in Abraham Adesanya Estate, Lagos, a security guard identified as David has been apprehended by the police on allegations of defiling a four-year-old pupil. The arrest follows an outcry from the victim’s family, who accused both the school management and the local police station of attempting to obstruct the investigation.
The distressing incident came to light when a concerned Twitter user with the handle @TheVawulence shared the harrowing account. According to the user, the victim’s father initially visited the Ajiwe Police Division to report the incident, but he faced threats from thugs purportedly hired by the school proprietor.
The Twitter user disclosed that the security guard, in a display of arrogance, confidently declared that he would ultimately walk free due to his perceived influence within the school. “He knows how powerful the school… he started laughing when the father came to complain,” the Twitter user recounted.
Further details from the Twitter thread unveiled that the young victim had confided in her teacher about the abuse, stating that “Mr. David put his thing in my bumbum.” Shockingly, instead of offering support, the teacher allegedly lashed out at the child and instructed her to keep silent. The thread mentioned that the girl was later asked to describe the assault using a teddy bear, and her account matched the vile act.
Reacting to the allegations, Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, refuted claims of any deliberate delay in the investigation. He assured the public that the suspect had been arrested and was presently in custody. SP Hundeyin emphasized the need for solid evidence to ensure a conviction, stating, “We don’t pander to emotions but deal with evidence to prove issues beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Adding to the developments, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) confirmed that the accused security guard would face prosecution. The agency promptly alerted the Ajiwe FSU Police Division to initiate an investigation into the matter. Currently, the suspect remains under police custody. The DSVA disclosed that the case would be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command and is scheduled to be brought before the court on Monday.
The shocking incident has sent shockwaves throughout the community and raised concerns about the safety and welfare of students within educational institutions. As the legal proceedings commence, the public eagerly awaits justice for the young victim and hopes that the case serves as a reminder of the imperative to protect children from any form of abuse.
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