Police arrest teacher for sexually harassing student

A teacher has been arrested by the police in Lagos State for alleged sexual harassment of one of his students, a twelve- year- old girl  in the Ikotun area of the state.

The suspect, Olamilekan (surname withheld) confessed to have sexually harassed the student, but insisted that he only instructed the victim to suck his manhood.

The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest of the suspect and added that he would be charged to court.

The suspect, however, blamed the act on a supernatural force, but expressed his readiness to face the consequence of his action.

The suspect, while speaking with newsmen said “I usually taught the victim and two others after school at Ikotun.

“When the girl was brought to my place, I said they should buy a notebook for her, but her parents didn’t. So, last Wednesday, I gave her an assignment, but she didn’t do it.

“When she came to me on Thursday during school period, I asked  for  the notebook, but she said her mother did not give her money.

“I told her to go to JSS 1  class and join the other two girls that I would soon be with them. When I was done with my classes, I taught them for the day.

“I told the girl to follow me that I would buy the notebook for her at a woman’s shop near my house.

“She followed me, I bought the book for her and she said she was hungry. In order for her to understand what I would teach, I bought biscuit for her and as I was about to go, the woman said I should bring her bottle, which had been with me.

“I told her I would bring it later, but she refused and said the girl should follow me to the house so as to bring the bottle. That was how the girl followed me to my house and I took her inside our parlour.

“I put her on the chair and put my manhood in her mouth. It just came over me. I don’t know what happened. I didn’t touch her private part. They have done a test and confirmed I didn’t touch her private part.”

Olamilekan also claimed that “she didn’t cry and she didn’t complain, but went home and reported to her parents and they came to the school to complain. I teach them Business Studies.

“I know that I have committed a crime and I am guilty. Whatever is my punishment, I would face it and hope God would have mercy on me,” he said.

Badmos stated that the suspect was handed over to the police by the school’s head teacher, who reported the incident.

She also warned parents to always ensure close relationship with their children, especially the girls, so as to be abreast of their challenges.