Residents of Agric Olope area of Ado Ekiti have apprehended the
proprietor of a private Nursery and Primary School, who was
found in a bush allegedly having sex with a pupil of his school.
The incident happened on Monday after school hours.
Our correspondent gathered on Wednesday that the proprietor,
identified as Mr. Tunde Ibitoye, picked the girl and another
pupil of the same school and was taking them home in his car
when he stopped at a deserted place and went into the bush
pretending to be defecating.
An eyewitness, who said he caught the suspect in the act, said
some minutes after the man went inside the bush, he called the
victim to bring him tissue to clean up.
The eyewitness, who identified himself as Kayode Ayeni, said he
became curious when he saw the girl going inside the bush
knowing full well that a man had first gone into the bush some
He said he traced the girl's movement and found the man half
naked and the girl also undressed and was in a compromising
Ayeni claimed that the proprietor was having carnal knowledge
of the girl when he found the two of them inside the bush.
The argument between the eyewitness and the proprietor was
said to have attracted a crowd of passersby and residents to the
The suspect was said to have been beaten up and escaped being
lynched due to the arrival of some policemen at the scene.
The policemen, who stormed the scene,dispersed the crowd
and took the suspect away.
When contacted, the state command's Police Public Relations
Officer, Mr. Victor Babayemi, said Ibitoye had been arrested for
"defiling an 11-year-old pupil," adding that the suspect was
currently being interrogated by the police
The PPRO said the girl told police investigators that the
proprietor had sex with her.
He added that the girl confessed that the last act was the fourth
time the proprietor would be having sex with her.
He also said the girl's father told the police that there was a time
he noticed blood stain on his daughter's clothes but the man
thought it was early menstruation.
The proprietor, however, insisted that he did not have sex with
the girl but was just assisting her home after the school hours.
But Babayemi said the girl had been taken to a hospital for
medical examination, saying the result would be made public
when it was out.
Babayemi said, "There is a man in our custody who was said to
be caught while having sex with an 11-year-old pupil. The girl
has been taken to hospital for examination and we are expecting
"We are investigating to see if we can find other girls who the
man might have defiled. If we find any, it would further
corroborate the allegation. But we advise parents to alway
ensure that their children are put in custody of responsible