IBADAN — A teacher, identified as Olayinka Folarin, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly defiling three under-aged primary school girls, including two orphans, who live in an orphanage, His Heritage Home.
The incident happened at a private school in Oluyole Estate, Ibadan. The victims whose ages were put between 10 and 11 years were said to have been serially abused by the teacher.
According to one of the rape victims, the teacher, who has four children, had been having sex with them since 2013 on a weekly basis.
The girls, it was gathered, were being abused inside the school toilet without the knowledge of the school management.
Though, the suspect had allegedly threatened to kill any of the girls who spoke out, but his shady deal was exposed when one of the girls was seen crying after another round of illicit sex with the teacher.
The wailing of the girl prompted some male students to ask what happened to her. She then confided in them that Folarin had just finished raping her.
Plot to nab him
In a bid to get him red-handed, the boys reportedly told her to let them know when next their teacher wanted to take advantage of them.
The boys advised the girls to tell their guardian, Mrs Temilolu Morounkeji, who runs the home for orphans and vulnerable children after school hours.
It was the woman and one Pastor Marcus Williams, a member of the Child Protection Network, Vanguard gathered, that informed the Police, who later arrested the teacher.
A medical check was carried out on the victims at the Adeoyo state hospital by one Dr Ariwoola and his report read: “Semen was seen around the victims vulva. Hymen was not intact.”
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Olabisi Ilobanafor, described same 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.”
She explained further that the police will also investigate if there were other girls who had the same experience, saying: ”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.”