A middle-aged man narrowly escaped death in the hands of angry
teachers for allegedly impregnating a secondary school girl in Enugu.
The man who was initially mistaken for a local contractor has now been
confirmed to be a Personal Assistant to the Enugu State Governor,
The suspect was beaten to pulp and stripped naked for allegedly
impregnating an SS1 student (names withheld) of Metropolitan Girls
Secondary School located at Ogui New Layout, Enugu state.
The cat was let out of the bag about the pregnancy when the victim
suddenly slumped on the ground during morning assembly on that fateful
Wednesday, bleeding profusely from her private part. When
she was later interrogated, she gave the name of the aide as being responsible for the pregnancy.
The man was lured to the school and he came not knowing that his dirty deed had been discovered.
When he got to the school, the teachers pounced on him and beat him
mercilessly before handing him over to officials of National Agency for
Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, and Nigerian Security and
Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
gathered that the true identity of the man (names withheld) was found
in his KIA car impounded by the angry teachers. The car was still lying
at the premises of Metropolitan Girls Secondary School located at Ogui
New layout Enugu as at the time of this report along with his Permanent
Voters Card (PVC) and other documents found in the car.
However, indication were rife that the powers that-be have
intervened and directed the officials of National Agency for Prohibition
of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) presently handling the investigation
to soft pedal.
When our reporter visited the Enugu zonal office of NAPTIP located
at GRA in Enugu yesterday afternoon, a top female official of the
command who refused to disclose her identity said, “we don’t comment on
cases being investigated, so no comment”.
State Commissioner for Education, Professor Uche Okolo who earlier
confirmed the incident told reporters that “a man was apprehended. The
man defiled a girl. The girl got pregnant. The child was bleeding and
rushed to hospital. The school made a report to NAPTIP. The man came to
the school to take the girl and he was arrested. The good thing is that
he has been apprehended. He should go and face the law”, he added.