Secondary school teacher arrested for rape in Ogun

A secondary school teacher in Ogun State, Lateef Olaniran, has been arrested for allegedly raping a young lady, name withheld.

Olaniran, said to be a native of Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, is a Mathematics teacher at Ebenezer Grammar School, Iberekodo, Abeokuta.

He is an employee of the Ogun State Teaching Service Commission with the number, OGNO.30650.

The State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Adijat Olaleye, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

According to her, Olaniran was arrested on Saturday, when a member of her team got a call from a young lady reporting that she had been raped by a man.

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.

“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,” she explained.

Adeleye stated that 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.”

Adeleye confirmed that the suspect has been remanded at the Ogun State Police Command Headquarters for more investigations.

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