A 70-year-old school proprietor, Mr. Isaac Eniasec, has been arrested by policemen attached to Igbogbo Division in Lagos for allegedly raping an eight-year-old pupil.
It was gathered that Eniasec sent the Primary 4 pupil of Brighter Glory School (names withheld) to go and tidy up his office after close of school.
The defiled pupil revealed that midway into the clean-up, the proprietor came into the office and asked her to lie down.
She said: “I was scared because of what my mother told me about men. When I hesitated, he tore my pant and laid on me.”
Meanwhile, her classmate and her younger sister, who were on their way home with her when Eniasec called, reportedly went in to find out why she was taking long, only to catch the proprietor in the act.
A relative of the victim, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Vanguard that on sighting the pupils, the proprietor got up, straightened his shirt and dashed out of the office.
She said when the news reached them, they rushed to the school only to find the pupil still in the proprietor’s office and bleeding from her private part.
She said: “We took her to a private hospital where doctors confirmed that there was penetration and that her hymen had been broken. Some semen were brought out of her private part and shown to us.”
Spokesman for Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident, saying he had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, for further investigation.