Policemen attached to the Lagos state police command are investigating a nursery school teacher simply identified as Violet, for allegedly defiling a female pupil of Light Bearers Private School, at Iyana- Isashi area of the state. Police sources stated that the mistress was exposed after the girl’s mother noticed blood stains on his daughter’s pants, when she got home from school last Thursday.
After she interrogated her daughter, she confessed to her mother that her teacher Violet defiled her during school hours. The victim’s mother, Evelyn, narrated how the incident happened. She said “After my daughter returned from school on Thursday last week, I found blood stains on her pants when I wanted to bath her.
I was surprised because she is still too young to start menstruating. “When I asked her what Barely two months after the commissioning of Light Up Lagos Project by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, at the Old Toll Gate end of Lagos–Abeokuta Expressway and giving orders to security operatives to protect government installations, the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command have arrested a vandal digging up the armoured cable and its silver protector at the Ojota area of the state. The suspected cable thief, Obaji Christopher, 23, was caught red-handed by RRS operatives who were on routine surveillance of Ojota loop, inward Ketu – Alapere Road at about 11:20 am.
Obaji, who explained to interrogators that he just got to Lagos two weeks ago, was seen with an accomplice still at large, digging up the armoured cable with hoe and removing its silver protector before he was arrested. One of the RRS men, who arrested the suspect, narrated how the suspect was arrested.
He said “During our daily patrol routine, we saw the suspect where he was vandalizing the armoured cable meant to electrify Lagos at a very the shout of Allahu Akbar attracted his other accomplices, all of whom accosted the late Agbahime in her shop, brutalising her in the process, which led to her subsequent death. At the mention of the case on Friday, only the first and third accused persons had counsels, namely; Nazifi Yusuf and A.A Sadiq respectively.
However, after documenting all the charges against the five accused persons, who were present in court, the Chief Magistrate adjourned the trial to June 28, 2016, while the five accused persons were remanded in prison custody for hearing to allow the Police conduct all necessary investigation into the matter. brin, on June 2, at about 4PM, Mr. Ahma ent and held the hands of Mrs. Agbahime and slapped her severally on the face before shouting Allahu Akbar with the intent to caused religious upheaval.
He said as Mr. Ahmad shouted Allahu Akbar, Abdullahi Mustapha, Zubairu Abubakar joined him, while others at large, including Salawiyu, Ibrahim, Dini, Isiyaku Mada, Mallam Sani and Yunusa Sufi, also accompanied them to Mrs. Agbahime’s shop located on the first floor, where they beat her with sticks causing serious injuries that led to her death. Two of the suspects pleaded not guilty to the four charges, while Abdullahi Mustapha and Zubairu Abubakar said they were not even at the scene of the incident.After taking their notguilty plea. Reading the charges against them, the court clerk said, among others that “you, Ahmed Dauda on Thursday, June 2, 2016, burst into the shop of the late Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, alongside other accomplices, brutalised and held her hands and shouted: ”Allahu Akbar (God is great), accusing her of blaspheming Prophet Mohammed”. Also, the court was told that unsuspicious corner in Ojota.
“The cable was buried after it was laid. We saw him and his accomplice digging up the cable. He was using hoes to bring the cable to the surface while his friend had on him a broken saw, cutting some part in the cable. He was unable to take to his heels because we had already surrounded the whole area”, he said. Upon his arrival at the RRS Headquarters, the suspect confessed to the crime, saying that poverty led him into the act. In his confessional statement to the police, the suspect said, “I just arrived Lagos about two weeks ago.
When I had nowhere to sleep, I started sleeping inside Ojota Park. It was at this park that I met one guy, simply identified as Anago, who introduced me to this job. The suspect explained further, “Anago told me that if I was able to go for two to three operations, I will have enough money to take care of my present predicaments. On this very day, we went together to Ojota for the operation. When we got there, both of us dug the ground where the cable was buried”.
He added: “We had successfully pulled it out. But to my greatest surprise, I didn’t know how my friend escaped from the scene. When I was parking the cable into a sack, policemen appeared from nowhere. At this point, I didn’t know what to do again. That was how I got apprehended in the act”. The RRS operatives further conducted thorough surveillance checks around the motor park as part of efforts to arrest his accomplice, Anago, but proved abortive as the suspect could not provide reasonable address of the fleeing assistant, saying that they met at the motor park where they both sleep every night. RRS monitors who have kept a close watch on Light Up Lagos Project’s facilities in the area and Ogudu stretch, particularly armoured cable, observed that vandals were tampering with the facilities, thereby necessitating their close monitoring of the area.
It was learnt that the Commander of RRS, ACP Olatunji Disu directed all officers to guard the Light Up Lagos Project cables and other facilities. It could be recalled that RRS on Saturday, April 2, 2016, arrested a similar cable thief, Lucky Udeagwu, for stealing a 35 – meter – long armoured cable meant for the State Government’s Light Up Lagos’ project in Ogudu. While confirming the arrest, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo Badmus said that the state would not tolerate vandalism and sabotage of governments’ efforts.
The suspect has been transferred to SARS’s office in Ikeja. happened, she refused to speak at first because her teacher had threatened her not to. Later, she opened up when I told her that anyone who lies would go to hell.
“She then said it was her Aunty that inserted her fingers inside her bum-bum in class. We thereafter reported the case at Iyana-Isashi Police Station. According to the four-yearold girl, (names withheld) she revealed that Violet inserted her finger in her private part and threatened her not to tell anyone she said “My Aunt (Violet) in school raised my uniform and put her fingers inside my bumbum in the class, while others were sleeping. “She asked me not to tell my mother or anybody.”
It was learnt that the victim was taken to Bisimol Hospital at Graceland Estate, where it was confirmed that her hymen was broken and the case was reported at Iyana-Isashi Police Division, Friday morning, and the teacher was invited for interrogation. When contacted, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said that the case had been transferred to the Command’s Gender Desk Unit, adding “it is under investigations and the culprit will be charged to court immediately investigations are completed.