WTH: ‘Father Christmas’ Arraigned For Defiling 5-Year-Old Pupil In Ogun State

WTH: ‘Father Christmas’ Arraigned For Defiling 5-Year-Old Pupil In Ogun State

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on January 5, 2015
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A Santa Claus popularly referred to as Father Christmas had defiled a five year-old girl during a Christmas party or­ganized by a nursery and primary school in the Ojodu-Abiodun area of Ogun State .

It was learnt that the incident happened when the innocent and unsuspecting girl went in for her gift just like her mates only for the Father Christmas to dip his finger into her vagina which consequently let some blood out of her private part.

The matter was reported at a nearby police station which led to the arrest of the Father Christmas penultimate Friday and later released on bail.

After the bail, the father Christmas was reportedly charged to report at the police station on Monday, December 29, 2014.

However, It was gathered that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at the police station where the case was reportedly handled denied any knowledge of such incident.

Although investigations according to Sun disclosed that the matter was actually reported at that station.

Meanwhile, a  petty trader around the police station said the crime was committed by a Barney and not a Santa Claus hired by the school for the occasion.

She further disclosed that it was even the owner of the business that was arrested because the police were unable to locate the major suspect.

The eye witness explained that she got to know about the matter when a pregnant woman by her shop (who she claimed was the wife of the man arrested) crying while the man was detained at the police station.

She opined that the par­ents of the girl were withholding the truth, as they allegedly took the child to a hospital in  Ogba, Lagos for a test.

According to her, they claimed that it was their family hospi­tal. She believed that the police were in the best position to decide where the test should have been done.

She said, “I know the man that was ar­rested. He runs a party organizing outfit, which the school hired. When people rent the Barney costume, anybody can then wear it. When someone rented it in my compound, it was even my son that wore it. Anybody can wear it. The person who wore the costume during the party allegedly dipped his finger in the girl’s vagina, and then ran away. They have not seen him till now.”

A different account from another female respon­dent who lives next door to the school confirmed the story and said it was the man in Father Christmas costume that com­mitted the crime in the two-storeyed building school.

She said, “They were having the party up­stairs when the thing happened; they have a hall where they hold parties upstairs. But they have settled it.”

“It is just that one (referring to the incident). I am a teacher myself, and I can tell you that the school is very good.”

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