Alleged rape: Ogun to seal off private hostel

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BY  FUNMI AJUMOBI & BOSE ADELAJA

Abeokuta —Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Mr. Segun Odubela, has called a meeting of parents,  whose wards are in a private hostel where its proprietor is presently facing interrogation over the defilement of a 12-year-old girl.

Meantime, the hostel in question, is at the verge of being sealed off by the ministry as parents have been advised to relocate their wards before the building is put under lock and key.

Also, a meeting has been fixed between the commissioner and the victim’s parents in order to relocate her to another school because of stigmatisation.

Confirming the development to Vanguard in a telephone conversation,  Odubela said that the case would be well handled to serve as a deterrent to others, adding ‘’We have visited the hostel and will soon seal it off. We are only waiting for parents of other children to relocate them so that their education will not be threatened. Also, a meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow to map the way forward for the victim.”

It will be recalled that on the fateful day, the suspect, Mr. Akinduro, was said to have lured the victim to his bed, asking her to remove her clothes, an idea that was vehemently refused by the victim until a force was applied and out of fear, the victim ran to a relative at Ikenne to report the mater.

Mr. Akinduro, 60, proprietor of a private hostel at Ita-Oyila village, Ikenne, was said to have allegedly raped the victim a student of May Flower School, Ikenne who was put in his custody and the matter was reported to the Police.

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