Four female pupils between the ages of 5 and 6 have been raped by their school’s headmaster.
The victims, who attend the Early Child Care session of Migrant Framers Children School (MFCS), Aguibeje, Enugu Ezike, Enugu State were reportedly raped in the bush where the headmaster had lured them too.
The headmaster promised that he will give them first positions and buy them gifts should they allow him to follow him into the bushes.
Orientdaily reports that once he was in there with the girls, he defiled the girls. The incident reportedly happened on July 17, 2018.
Medical tests carried out on the girls showed evidence of penetration, but to hide the truth, the neighbourhood watch leader went to the hospital where the tests were conducted and took away the results.
The community leader reported the case to an NGO known as Women Aid Collective (WACOL). The group then petitioned the chairman, Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), Ikeji Asogwa and the Enugu state police commissioner, CP Mohammed Danmallam.
The state police public relations officer, SP Ebere Amarizu, confirmed the incident when contacted and said a thorough investigation into it has commenced.
The act was exposed after the mother of one of the victims spotted blood stains on her daughter. The girl then opened up to her mother and told her how the headmaster inserted his finger in their private parts.
An angry mob went in search of the headmaster but he succeeded in escaping with the help of the leader of the neighbourhood watch, it was alleged.