• May 20, 2024

Ogun School teacher arrested for raping two pupils, blames it on loneliness

 Ogun School teacher arrested for raping two pupils, blames it on loneliness

By our Reporter

Mr. Olaniran Lateef Adewale, 43, has been arrested after raping two students within 24 hours in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

According to a statement by the Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs in Ogun State, Motunrayo Adijat Adeleye, the suspect is a mathematics teacher and was arrested after a distress call was received from one of the victims.

The statement read, “On Saturday, a member of our team got a call from a young lady reporting that she had been raped by a man. We swung into action and located her, took her to the laboratory to run several tests before taking her to the police station to make a report.

We thereafter went with the police to the accused home but after several knocks, he refused to open the gate. We were able to locate the brother to the house owner who assisted us in gaining access to the compound. We heard a girl’s cry for help when we got into the compound and with the support of the police, we caught Mr. Olaniran Lateef Adewale a secondary school mathematics teacher at Ebenezer Grammar school Iberekodo, Abeokuta and a native of Ipokia Local Government of Ogun State with OG. NO.30650 of Ogun State Teaching Service commission.

The girl with him also accused him of forcibly having sexual intercourse with her and threatening to kill her if she does not ask her family to send him money.

Mr. Olaniran has been remanded at the Ogun State Command Headquarters pending more investigation by the police. The victims will undergo counseling to help ease this unimaginable trauma.”

Meanwhile, the suspect who is a father-of-two, during interrogation said he had been separated from his wife for five years and was lonely which led him to seek company in the hands of his students.

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