The Police in Lagos has arrested a teacher at Fazir-I-Omar Senior High School in Iwaya, Yaba for allegedly forcing an 18-year-old pupil, (name witheld), to perform oral sex on him in return for marks.
Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Bala Elkana, confirmed this on Friday, saying the suspect is one Akintunde Ajayi – 39 years old.
Mr. Elkana hinted that the Police was working with other stakeholders to conduct in-depth investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile, a non-governmental organisation, against sexual abuse and violence against women, Jewels Hive Initiative, has urged the Lagos State Ministry of Education, the Police and other authorities to ensure that justice is done in the matter.
JHI’s founder, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Falaiye, call on the Lagos State Ministry of Education to re-enroll the victim in another school in the state for her to be healed of her trauma.
She said, “We have ensured that the victim is getting some help and counsel. We have taken her to a safe place for counselling and therapy.
“She, her mother and siblings live in a dingy one-bedroomed apartment and we strongly feel that they are not safe, because she is already being shamed and stigmatised.
“We will do our best to raise some money to get them a befitting apartment and we demand that the Lagos State Government ensure that the victim is safely re-enrolled in another school and that her molester be made to face the full wrath of the law.”