Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have arrested a primary school headteacher for allegedly defiling a six-year old pupil of the school.
30 year old Shedrach Nwekeagu was arrested for allegedly raping a 6 years old pupil of a private school in the Kuje area of Abuja (names withheld).
A statement signed by NAPTIP’s Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Stella Nezan indicated that, the suspect hails from Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, South East Nigeria.
She said that the victim’s father observed that his daughter complained of stomachache and saw bloodstains on her underwear when she came back from school.
Upon enquiry, she informed her parents that the Mr Nwekeagu had inserted his finger into her vagina the previous week, and a week later, he brutally raped her in the classroom after school hours while they waited to be picked up by their parents.
Some teachers in the school also alerted NAPTIP that they had their suspicions about the suspect sexually molesting pupils in the school, but were afraid of speaking out because he is a relative of the proprietress and they were afraid they would lose their jobs.