- The police command in Enugu state say they arrested a headmaster who took the four pupils to a bush close to the school
- The police explains that the headmaster allegedly abused the children using his fingers
- The headmaster reportedly attributes the alleged crime to Satan and says he is pleading with his wife for fogiveness
The police command in Enugu state, on Monday, September 3, said it arrested a school headmaster, Idoko Nathaniel, 50, of Mkpamteulo village, for allegedly defiling four pupils put under his care.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the command’s spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, said that the incident happened at Migrant Farmers Children School located at Aguibeji community in Enugu Ezike, Igboeze north local government area.
The report quoted Amaraizu as saying that operatives of the gender unit of the state’s Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (CIID) investigated the suspect for weeks in relation to his alleged nefarious activities.
He noted that the suspect had allegedly in the afternoon of July 17, at a bush near the school abused and defiled the four minors aged between five and six years.
“It was gathered that the school headmaster had allegedly used his fingers on the private parts of the four female school pupils, inflicted serious injuries on them and thereby making them to be walking abnormally.
“It was further gathered that this was revealed as one of the victim school pupil opened up to her parents on what transpired in the school where she was defiled by the headmaster.
“This, however, led to the arrest of the headmaster. In his response, the headmaster regretted his act and blamed it on the Satan,” Amaraizu said.
The police spokesperson further revealed that the headmaster claimed that he was a father and had a wife at home.
“My wife is not happy with me over this incident. I am begging my wife, the parents of the children and God to forgive me,” Amaraizu quoted the suspect as pleading.
On whether he had been assaulting other school children before now, the headmaster declared that this was his first time and that it was not done for anything.
The police said that the affected pupils were currently being treated by medical doctors at the medical unit of the command while investigation had begun.
Amaraizu said the headmaster would be arraigned in court on conclusion of investigation.
Legit.ng earlier reported that six suspected members of a deadly armed robbery gang terrorising Imo state were arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).
The suspects were arrested with two locally-made pistols, two locally-made revolver pistols with three live unexpended cartridges, one ammunition and a bag of weed suspected to be India hemp.
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