CITIZENS COMPASS —Authorities in Abeokuta, Ogun State, have arrested a Mathematics teacher with Ebenezer Grammar School Iberekodo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Lateef Olaniran, for allegedly raping two girls
Ogun State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Adijat Olaleye, disclosed this in a statement, on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
She said Olaniran is a native of Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, and is a Mathematics teacher at Ebenezer Grammar School, Iberekodo, Abeokuta.
He was said to be an employee of the Ogun State Teaching Service Commission with the number, OGNO.30650.
According to the commissioner, the suspect was arrested on Saturday when a member of her team got a call from a young lady reporting that a man had raped her.
The Commissioner said the Ministry swung into action and located the victim, who she said was taken to a laboratory for different tests before she was later led to the police station to make a report.
She said, “We thereafter went with the police to the accused home but after several knocks, he refused to open the gate but we were able to locate the brother of the house owner who assisted us in gaining access to the compound,”
The Commissioner said when they got into the compound of the suspect, “we heard a girl’s cry for help, and with the support of the police, we caught Mr. Olaniran Lateef Adewale, a secondary school Mathematics teacher at Ebenezer Grammar School Iberekodo, Abeokuta.”
The Commissioner added that the girl crying in the teacher’s room during his arrest 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.”
At press time, Ogun State Police Command Headquarters has remanded the suspect for further interrogations.