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Suspected rapist not a Peace Corps cadet —Osun commandant

Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Osun State command, has disowned a suspected rapist arrested at Saint Charles High School, Osogbo, declaring that he was not a member of the organisation.

Reacting, the commandant of the Peace Corps in the state, Mr Paul Ayinde, alleged that the suspect burgled its office in the school before perpetrating the act.

While shedding light on the suspected rapist, Ayinde, who displayed the names of officers working with the corps in Osun State, said that no one bearing Imran Olalekan was recruited.

He attributed the mix-up in the identity of the suspect on the existence of another organisation that is secretly sending security personnel to schools, even after the state government had restricted it from carrying out such service.

According to Ayinde, “the suspect must have burgled our office in the school and stolen uniform belonging to our officers there. The suspect said he was under training, but we don’t post those being trained to schools.

“We are not ruling out the possibility of an outlawed organisation being responsible for secretly sending the suspect to the school under our control,” he said.

Secretary to Osun State government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, signed the letter given to us to take charge of security in secondary schools in the state.

“This step was taken when an outlawed organisation was discovered to be collecting money from people under false pretence that it was going to send them to school to provide security,” Ayinde asserted.

It would be recalled that a 24-year-old Imram Olalekan, who was arrested by men of Osun State Police command after allegedly raping a SS1 female student had claimed to be a Peace Corps cadet under training.