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A 27-year-old schoolmistress, Violet, is being interrogated by the Police in Lagos for allegedly defiling a female pupil of Light Bearers Private School, located at Iyana-Isashi area of the state.
The mistress, who is the class teacher of the nursery two pupil, reportedly defiled her last Thursday, during school hours. However, trouble started after the victim’s mother noticed blood stains on her daughter’s pants, when she got home. The victim’s mother, Evelyn, who spoke to Vanguard, said: “After my daughter returned from school Thursday last week, I found blood stains on her pants when I wanted to bath her.
I was surprised because she is still too young to start menstruating. “When I asked her what happened, she refused to speak at first because her teacher had threatened her not to. Later, she opened up when I told her that anyone who lies would go to hell. “She then said it was her Aunty that inserted her fingers inside her bum-bum in class. We reported the case at Iyana-Isashi Police Station.
Victim’s account According to the four-year-old girl, (names withheld): “My Aunt in school raised my uniform up and put her fingers inside my bum-bum in the class, while others were sleeping. “She asked me not to tell my mother or anybody.”
It was learned that the victim was taken to Bisimol Hospital at Graceland Estate, where it was confirmed that her hymen was broken. The case was reported at Iyana-Isashi Police Division, Friday morning, and the teacher was invited for interrogation.
On Friday evening, the Investigating Police Officer took the victim to Mirabel Centre in Ikeja, but they got there late and were asked to return next day. When they got back on Saturday, a medical examination at the centre confirmed that the victim was actually defiled.
When contacted, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said that the case had been transferred to the Command’s Gender Desk Unit, adding “it is under investigation and the culprit will be charged to court immediately investigation is completed.”