By Austin Ogwuda, Enugu
A middle-aged man who narrowly escaped death in the hands of angry teachers for allegedly impregnating a secondary school girl was on Wednesday confirmed to be a Personal Assistant to the Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime.
Our reporter gathered that the true identity of the man (names withheld) was found in his Kia car impounded by the angry teachers. The car was still lying at the premises of Metropolitan Girls Secondary School located at Ogui New layout Enugu as at the time of this report along with his Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and other documents found in the car.
However, indication were rife that the powers that-be have intervened and directed the officials of National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) presently handling the investigation to soft pedal.
When our reporter visited the Enugu zonal office of NAPTIP located at GRA in Enugu yesterday afternoon, a top female official of the command who refused to disclose her identity said, “we don’t comment on cases being investigated, so no comment”.
The suspect who was earlier mistaken for a local contractor was beaten to pulp and stripped naked for allegedly impregnating an SS1 student of the school (names withheld).
The cat was let out of the bag when the victim suddenly slumped on the ground during morning assembly on that fateful Wednesday bleeding profusely. She later named the man responsible for the pregnancy.
He was therefore lured to the school where he was mobbed.
State Commissioner for Education, Professor Uche Okolo who earlier confirmed the incident told reporters that “a man was apprehended. The man defiled a girl. The girl got pregnant. The child was bleeding and rushed to hospital. The school made a report to NAPTIP. The man came to the school to take the girl and he was arrested. The good thing is that he has been apprehended. He should go and face the law”, he added.