Four female pupils between the ages of 5 and 6 in the Early Child Care session of Migrant Framers Children School (MFCS), Aguibeje, Enugu Ezike, Enugu State, have been defiled by their headmaster, Orientdaily reports.
The incident reportedly happened on July 17, 2018. It was gathered that the headmaster lured them to a bush with the promise of giving each of them first positions after the term’s examinations and buying them gifts.
The alleged defilement was discovered by the mother of one of the victims when she spotted blood stains on the girl. During interrogation, she told her mother how the headmaster, now at large, inserted his finger in their private parts.
The headmaster was said to have later connived with the leader of the Neighbourhood Watch in the community to perfect his escape from the angry mob who had started a search for him.
Medical tests conducted on the pupils by their parents showed evidence of penetration, but to further conceal the truth, the Neighborhood Watch went to the hospital where the tests were conducted and took away the results.
The community leader, however, informed Women Aid Collective (WACOL), an NGO. 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 had commenced.