By Austin Ogwuda
Enugu—A middle-aged man narrowly escaped death in Enugu, yesterday, following an attack by angry teachers of Metropolitan Girls Secondary School located at Ogui New Layout.
The man, an Enugu-based contractor (names withheld), was beaten to pulp and stripped naked for allegedly impregnating a Senior Secondary, SS1, student of the school (names withheld).
Already, the randy contractor had been handed over to officials of National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
Vanguard gathered that the cat was let out of the bag when the victim suddenly slumped during morning assembly, bleeding profusely from her private part.
She later named the contractor as being responsible for the pregnancy.
The contractor, who claimed to be a pastor, was lured to the school where he was mobbed.
Speaking with journalists over the issue yesterday in his office, the state Commissioner for Education, Professor Uche Okolo, confirmed the incident.
He said: “A man was apprehended. The man defiled a girl and she got pregnant. The child was bleeding and rushed to hospital.
“The school made a report to NAPTIP and 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.”