Another case of violent sexual abuse has rocked a private school in Berger Ojodu in Lagos State, where a female teacher is under investigation for the alleged rape and abuse of a three-year-old pupil.
The Punch reported that detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Yaba have in custody Patience Orunma, the teacher suspected of abusing the three-year-old nursery school student by impaling her with a pencil in the school toilet.
The victim’s mother said she noticed signs of abuse while bathing her little girl. The girl reportedly told her mother what the teacher had done and said she [Orunma] had wiped up the blood with a clean cloth.
A detective, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the mother reported the matter to the head teacher the following school day.
“The head teacher called the suspect and two other female teachers for her daughter to identify the person who used pencil on her private part and her daughter still pointed at the suspect.
“The mother reported the case at Isheri Police Division where she was given a letter to go to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. After medical examination, the doctor confirmed that the child had been defiled,” the source said.
Lagos state police spokesperson said they had long been aware of the crime which actually happened in May. Ngozi Braide confirmed that investigations are still ongoing, but adds that the teacher denied the allegations.