News : Teacher rapes 13-year-old student


Teacher rapes 13-year-old student

A 29-year-old teacher, David Irjiobi, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping one of his students who is just thirteen years of age.

Irjiobi, who is reportedly residing on Kekereowo Street, Ilasamaja, Lagos, is being tried for rape.

According to the police prosecutor, Christopher John who told the court, that the offence was committed sometime in March at 25, Abiola Alao Str., Ijeshatedo, Lagos.

He said, “The accused always followed the 13 year-old girl to her home after school.

“The girl’s guardian used to come home in the evening and the girl gets home before them and opens the door with the extra key with her.

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“The accused knew about the arrangement and follows her to her house. He raped the girl on three different occasions and warned the girl not to tell anyone.

‘’The girl’s grandmother saw some changes in her behaviour when she went to spend her holidays with her and the woman asked some questions.

“It was then the girl opened up to the grandmother and told her about the accused.”

The Chief Magistrate, Mr P. E Nwaka, had refused to take the plea of the accused, and remanded him in Kirikiri Prison.

The offence contravened Section 259 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, which attracts life imprisonment.