re- Four girls raped to Coma, Saint Annes Secondary School, Molete, Ibadan

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.”

source: here

18 responses

  1. The issue of rape or attempted rape has been happening since I was a student at the school (1975-1980) and before; I am now in my mid-forties. The rapists were called “Baba Konde”.

    The back of the school was (and probably still) bordered by bushes and I believe that the walls are NOT SECURE ENOUGH.

    Also it is obvious that the doors and windows are not secure otherwise it will be difficult to break in and the sound should wake some of the girls up. A boarding school building should be very secure otherwise there is no point running it.

    St Anne’s School is a Christian school and my mum (now late) attended the same school. We need proper artillery of effectual prayers as far as Christianity is concerned; all that “nominal”/ceremonial Christianity thing will avail little at the best.

    It is said that the hoodlums came with charms and that can be conquered if the barriers preventing the school or churches from adopting the instrument of effectual prayers is removed. After all safety is paramount and if the method is godly and Christianly, why not give it a try?

    The school also will benefit from well equipped security system.

    Is it possible to have the government build houses in the area occupied by bush while serving as a source of income to the school and the state government?

    The issue of rapists visiting the school existed before I joined the school and this is about 30 years later. Another issue was that of ghosts (spirits) reported as having been seen by some of the students in the past e.g. aka “lady kaa koo”; I don’t know if this is true or not. It was said that the school site used to be a cemetery many years back.

    I think the school should have spiritually well developed and seasoned men of God like Dr D K Olukoya, Papa Adeboye, to mention a few visit and pray over the school for deliverance and protection. If the girls are also taught the principles of such prayers and the school authorities adopts them to be prayed am and pm by the boarding students, at the daily school assembly, by members of the school’s Christian fellowship and each girl VOLUNTARILY in the interest of her personal protection devotes a bit of time to praying recommended prayer points, this should help.

    Sex is spiritual and rape is traumatic, it would help if the girls who had that bad experience could be taken through the process of deliverance and healing prayers. And what about their virginity? – I would want to believe that those girls were virgins.

    I am quite far away but I will continue to pray for my former secondary school and the girls. If I were in Nigeria and in Ibadan, I would have devoted time to a weekly regular visit for prayer (if permitted) and to teach the girls the principles of spiritual protection and security.

    I will by the grace of God visit this site in future when I can devote a bit mire time to post some prayer points which hopefully the school would introduce the girls to and incorporate into the school’s programme.

    I will continue to remember my former Secondary School and the girls in prayer.

    It is well in the name of Jesus, amen.

    Shalom.

    From

    Sister Shammah (formerly Lola Ojo) Thursday, 26 March 2009

  2. The issue of rape or attempted rape has been happening since I was a student at the school (1975-1980) and before; I am now in my mid-forties. The rapists were called “Baba Konde”.

    The back of the school was (and probably still) bordered by bushes and I believe that the walls are NOT SECURE ENOUGH.

    Also it is obvious that the doors and windows are not secure otherwise it will be difficult to break in and the sound should wake some of the girls up. A boarding school building should be very secure otherwise there is no point running it.

    St Anne’s School is a Christian school and my mum (now late) attended the same school. We need proper artillery of effectual prayers as far as Christianity is concerned; all that “nominal”/ceremonial Christianity thing will avail little at the best.

    It is said that the hoodlums came with charms and that can be conquered if the barriers preventing the school or churches from adopting the instrument of effectual prayers is removed. After all safety is paramount and if the method is godly and Christianly, why not give it a try?

    The school also will benefit from well equipped security system.

    Is it possible to have the government build houses in the area occupied by bush while serving as a source of income to the school and the state government?

    The issue of rapists visiting the school existed before I joined the school and this is about 30 years later. Another issue was that of ghosts (spirits) reported as having been seen by some of the students in the past e.g. aka “lady kaa koo”; I don’t know if this is true or not. It was said that the school site used to be a cemetery many years back.

    I think the school should have spiritually well developed and seasoned men of God like Dr D K Olukoya, Papa Adeboye, to mention a few visit and pray over the school for deliverance and protection. If the girls are also taught the principles of such prayers and the school authorities adopts them to be prayed am and pm by the boarding students, at the daily school assembly, by members of the school’s Christian fellowship and each girl VOLUNTARILY in the interest of her personal protection devotes a bit of time to praying recommended prayer points, this should help.

    Sex is spiritual and rape is traumatic, it would help if the girls who had that bad experience could be taken through the process of deliverance and healing prayers. And what about their virginity? – I would want to believe that those girls were virgins.

    I am quite far away but I will continue to pray for my former secondary school and the girls. If I were in Nigeria and in Ibadan, I would have devoted time to a weekly regular visit for prayer (if permitted) and to teach the girls the principles of spiritual protection and security.

    I will by the grace of God visit this site in future when I can devote a bit mire time to post some prayer points which hopefully the school would introduce the girls to and incorporate into the school’s programme.

    I will continue to remember my former Secondary School and the girls in prayer.

    It is well in the name of Jesus, amen.

    Shalom.

    From

    Sister Shammah Thursday, 26 March 2009

  3. Dear Sister Shammah
    thank you for dropping by. Thanks also for the contributions. You are welcome to visit this site anytime and share with us your views and opinions on any discussion you find useful.

  4. this crime happed when i was in the hostel as well, imagin the day i am meant to leave the school the other and the rapes came that night. we do called the rapes dogidogi it is very of st anne’s school. i can never forget they cut my leg with cutlass.

  5. this crime happed when i was in the hostel as well, imagin the day i am meant to leave the school the other day and the rapes came that night, i was scared. we do called the rapes dogidogi it is very bad of st anne’s school. i can never forget they cut my leg with cutlass. st anne’s school molete ibadan.

    abiodun from london

  6. Its quite unfortunate that hoodlums as such just cannot control their urge for sex

  7. St.Annes school boarders have been plagued with Rapists for years, my cousin attended in the early 70’s the culprit then was called Baba Yellow (I believed he attacked several girls and one girl was left with a facial scar), I attended early 80’s and another culprit called ‘Baba konde’was on the loose (he also attacked and terrorised students so badly we were not allowed to walk at night except in groups of 12 ). ST.ANNES (ALUMNI, PARENTS, STAFF, STUDENTS, ASSOCIATES,CHURCH, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION) PLEASE WAKE UP TO THE PLIGHT OF THESE INNOCENT GIRLS!
    It is not a joking matter when a school has been plagued by rapists for almost 50 years and nothing has been done about it, and generations of parents still send there daughters there due to the schools ‘excellent reputation and history’which it does possess in addition to this problem which is overlooked.

    Security has been and will continue to be a problem until the authorities step up- the school wall is crumbling in some parts, other parts are partly blocked by the illegal traders who have errected stalls at the back (olorunsogo)On the whole it is a very unsafe situation.

    Ministry of Education, why have you failed to Inspect the school for its ability to house young girls safely over the years?
    The school is priviledged to have a very extensive compound (back of molusi street all the way to scout camp, round to olorunsogo)which is proving very hard to secure,the wall is crumbling, Can some of the unused land not be sold and the proceeds used to construct a wall round a smaller school compound?
    The school/education authorities guided by the Alumni, P.T.A, ST.Annes Church can manage the sale of the land not occupied by buildings utilising a local estate planning agency, I am sure the unused land closer to Scout camp will be of significant value today and can contribute to constructing a more secure wall round the school compound, perhaps with additional gates and huts for security personnel. It is a better use of the land than just housing more and more secondary schools (who I hope are contributing income to St. Annes)
    In todays age of sophistication with schools in the same country boasting air-conditioned hostels, internet access, gyms. What is the Alumni watching? ST.Annes, St.Annes may none of us here fall behind? What shall we leave unto those who come after us? The BABA-KONDES legacy must stop and can easily be prevented by some common sense corrective measures. Over the years with the unsecure state of the school wall, The school has indirectly advertised themselves to these derranged men, who have simply taken advantage of the young innocent girls. Several have been hospitalised and nothing has been done about it, despite it coming to the attention of the School Authorities.
    It has to stop, the boarding facility should be withdrawn until the wall is secured.

  8. So pathetic.it really has to stop.i never knew it’s bn happenin for years.thot it was just durin our days(1998-2001)bt then it was just 2 schools:molete girls n d main sch.i think as muc as i can remember,d incidenc was low durin my days in d sch.we were set of ‘violent girls’ then.we chased miscreant dt came durin d day on like 2,3 or more occasions.we just cudnt bear it to b ‘cheated’.we almost killed one but he escaped with injuries scaling d low and weak fence.we were prayerful too.i pray dt God bring d culprits to book soon and help our government to do d right thing cos rape causes emotional n psychological imbalance.

  9. This is unbelieveable. This has been going on unchecked for years and no1 has thot it fit to even take a simple proactive action as raising the school’s fence or cutting the bushes?? What is the Oyo State government doing or what have they been doing? What is the Local Education Council doing?? Can’t the principals of the schools come together and pay people to cut those bushes and start a fundraising to build&raise the school’s fence?? Where’s the Alumni?

  10. dis was d sch i wanted 2 come but when i got d info i scared pls make something is done.

  11. Adeniseun.O.Anthonia (Frmly-Okhai E.A)

    I attended this school between the years 1993-1999,a school of prestige and excellence.It bothers me when I come 2 remember that such occurence happened,had happened and can still reoccur in such environment.During my years in St Annes schools Ibadan under the Authority of Mrs Modupe Babalola (The school principal then),I never heard of such immoral act.The school was more conducive as I believe their was better attention to acadenmic standard,discipline and full security.I urge the current school Management to be more attentive to the bothering issues at hand,build the school to meet and even surpass the old glory.These young innocent girls are meant to grow to become mother of this nation and future leaders as well.In this time when there is so much noise on the pandemic disease HIV/Aids and several other deadly infection carried and transmitted around.Oyo state government should assist through the Ministry of Education,to raise funds to fix the fences,classrooms,hostels (Doors,windows) to well secured ones.The school through its P.T.A/Alumni can as well raise funds to enhance adequate security measures be put in place.Nevertheless, parents to ensure the safety of their children,can cancel the hostel ideas till standard measures are made to this effect.Students should be Educated on spiritual needs-Prayers,Bible Studying etc,which serve as self security to whosoever at any point in time (The school according to the 1st stanza of the school hymn is to be built in the Lord).Thank you as we await urgent positive changes.May the Good Lord protect these girls now and always.Lots of Love.
    Anthonia.O.Adeniseun

  12. Adeniseun.O.Anthonia (Frmly-Okhai E.A)

    I attended this school between the years 1993-1999,a school of prestige and excellence.It bothers me when I come 2 remember that such occurence happened,had happened and can still reoccur in such environment.During my years in St Annes schools Ibadan under the Authority of Mrs Modupe Babalola (The school principal then),I never heard of such immoral act.The school was more conducive as I believe their was better attention to acadenmic standard,discipline and full security.I urge the current school Management to be more attentive to the bothering issues at hand,build the school to meet and even surpass the old glory.These young innocent girls are meant to grow to become mothers of this nation and future leaders as well.In this time when there is so much noise on the pandemic disease HIV/Aids and several other deadly infections carried and transmitted around.Oyo state government should assist through the Ministry of Education,to raise funds to fix the fences,classrooms,hostels (Doors,windows) to well secured ones.The school through its P.T.A/Alumni can as well raise funds to enhance adequate security measures be put in place.Nevertheless, parents, to ensure the safety of their children,can cancel the hostel ideas till standard measures are made to this effect.Students should be Educated on spiritual needs-Prayers,Bible Studying etc,which serve as self security to whosoever at any point in time (The school according to the 1st stanza of the school hymn is to be built in the Lord).Thank you as we await urgent positive changes.May the Good Lord protect these girls now and always.Lots of Love.
    Anthonia.O.Adeniseun

  13. Adeniseun.O.Anthonia (Frmly-Okhai E.A)

    attended this school between the years 1993-1999,a school of prestige and excellence.It bothers me when I come 2 remember that such occurence happened,had happened and can still reoccur in such environment.During my years in St Annes schools Ibadan under the Authority of Mrs Modupe Babalola (The school principal then),I never heard of such immoral act.The school was more conducive as I believe their was better attention to acadenmic standard,discipline and full security.I urge the current school Management to be more attentive to the bothering issues at hand,build the school to meet and even surpass the old glory.These young innocent girls are meant to grow to become mothers of this nation and future leaders as well.In this time when there is so much noise on the pandemic disease HIV/Aids and several other deadly infections carried and transmitted around.Oyo state government should assist through the Ministry of Education,to raise funds to fix the fences,classrooms,hostels (Doors,windows) to well secured ones.The school through its P.T.A/Alumni can as well raise funds to enhance adequate security measures be put in place.Nevertheless, parents,to ensure the safety of their children,can cancel the hostel ideas till standard measures are made to this effect.Students should be Educated on spiritual needs-Prayers,Bible Studying etc,which serve as self security to whosoever at any point in time (The school according to the 1st stanza of the school hymn is to be built in the Lord).Thank you as we await urgent positive changes.May the Good Lord protect these girls now and always.Lots of Love.
    Anthonia.O.Adeniseun

  14. Words cannot describe my utmost disappointment that innocent school girls were raped while under the care of St Anne’s school authority. If this was western world, the school would have been sued enough times that it would no longer be in existence. I have always been so proud to have attended St Anne’s school between 1984 and 1989. During this time, boarding school had been temporarily discontinued and the South African principal at time had been replaced with Mrs Ladipo as the head teacher. As there were no hostels within the school, there were no such incidence as “Baba Konde” legacy.

    Without doubt, security appears to be lacking. In my opinion, I do not think selling off part of the land would necessarily add more security as the culprits can always deduce other means of accessing the property. Having the school on acres and acres of land is part the school’s heritage that should not be tampered with.

    1) However, serious awareness of the problem should be raised along side with enormous fundraising that would enable the school to solidify and raise the surrounding fences. The fences should be well lighted at night using (Solar panels that would not rely on NEPA) and connected to alert microphone systems.

    2) The school should have army officers surveilance 24 hours. This can be funded partially by the school authority and parents.

    3) Each student should have panic alarms easily accessible in their hostels and mobile ones. Alarms should be linked to a centralized security system whereby officers on patrol can easily attend to emergencies within the school.

    And the list goes on…

    Of course all of these cost money. We should look at ways of raising funds from the Government, community and Alumni world wide. I believe nothing is impossible. With determination, hard work, perseverance and prayers, together we can do it!

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