If I were a member of the Nigerian Police in Oyo state, I would arrest ‘one of the principals’ interviewed in the news-exerpt below:
Hoodlums forced their way into the hostels of St. Annes Secondary School, Molete, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday night and raped four female students to coma.
Three of the students are in senior secondary school, SSS, while the fourth one is in the junior secondary school, JSS.
The incident occurred around 2 a.m. when the miscreants scaled the fence of the girl’s school while the students were fast asleep. They descended on their victims unmolested.
Daily Champion gathered that the rapists who were fully armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, iron bars and charms, gained entry into the hostels through the back fence, thus beating the guards on duty.
They were said to have assaulted the head teacher, while most of the girls in the hostels were similarly beaten before being raped.
Our source said that the security guard at the main gate was unaware of the incident as the rapists prevented the girls from raising alarm, by scaring them with the dangerous weapons. The rapists later fled the scene, after which the head teacher took the girls to a nearby hospital. St. Annes School, Molete harbours five schools with a principal each.
One of the principals, who spoke under anonymity, said that this is not the first time miscreants will be coming to rape school girls in Molete area in Ibadan.
“This is a kind of thing that has been happening in the school which was not revealed to the public. In fact, similar thing happened only two months ago,” she said.
According him, efforts by the school’s authorities to beef up security at the school had not yielded positive result as hoodlums kept coming to the hostels to rape the girls.
Meanwhile, the assaulted girls are being treated at a hospital in Ibadan (names withheld), while the hospital management promised to conduct series of tests on them.
A doctor in charge of the hospital confirmed that four students were brought in with severe injuries. He however stated that they had been responding to treatment.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Bashiru Azeez, reacting to the incident, directed that security be beefed up at the school, while he urged the Police area commander to “fish out the rapists at all costs.”