Police in Ekiti state have arrested 3 teachers for allegedly raping their female students that they teach at the Osi Grammar School Osi Ekiti in Ado Ekiti.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapohunda, had earlier warned of the state government’s readiness to begin a clampdown on teachers involved in sexually abusing female students in secondary schools in the state.
He had announced the commencement of investigations of all the rape complaints already lodged with the government.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, also confirmed the arrests on Wednesday.
The police spokesman said the suspects allegedly had sexual intercourse with the victims.
Mr Abutu said the teachers were reported to the police through a petition received from an activist (name withheld) that the suspects allegedly molested the victims sexually.
“The suspects, one from Osi Grammar school and two from All Soul’s Grammar School, are in our custody and they are giving us useful information,” Mr Abutu said.
“We have invited the victims and they are giving useful information to us, as well.
“But as of now, the victim from Osi Grammar School declined the allegation while being interrogated. But we are not resting, we will get to the root of the matter.”
Mr Abutu said the victims from All Soul’s have been invited by the police for interrogation, saying they are yet to give information concerning the incident.
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