A teacher of a popular primary and secondary school in Lagos, Mr. Ikejiobi David, has been arrested for engaging his 13-year old student in sex romps and eventually impregnating her.
The incident happened at the victim’s home located at Abiola Alao Street in Ijeshatedo, Lagos, where he was said to have sneaked in severally under the false pretence of teaching her extra lessons.
However, the whole thing got exposed after the victim became pregnant and her parents asked her to know who was responsible.
She then mentioned that David was responsible. The victim also revealed what transpired between her and the teacher who she said had capitalized on the absence of her parents to engage her in sex romps and eventually impregnated her.
The matter was reported to the Gender Section of the Lagos Police Command; David was arrested and detained at the Command for interrogation.
P.M.Express confirmed that he admitted engaging the 13-year old girl in romps but claimed that he slept with her only on two occasions and did not know that she get pregnant. He pleaded to be allowed to take care of the girl and the pregnancy.
The police found him culpable and charged him for defiling and impregnating an under aged girl.
He was arraigned before the Ogba Magistrates court for the alleged offence but his plea was not taken.
The prosecutor, Mr. Christopher John, informed the court that the alleged rape took place at the victim’s parent’s home where David went to teach extra lessons.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. Peter Nwaka, denied him bail and ordered him to be remanded in prison custody.
The court ordered that his file be duplicated and sent to DPP for advice.
Hence, David was remanded in prison custody and the matter was adjourned till 5th September, 2018, for the report of DPP to be available.
It was reported that if the DPP finds him culpable, the matter will be transferred to the High Court who has jurisdiction to try such matters and if he was found guilty, may spend up to 10 years in prison custody.
David was a teacher in a school located at Ajana Street in Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos, and the school authorities were said to have sacked David over the unruly conduct.