After 19 years in service, 3 months to retirement, Unilag teacher gets suspended over child molestation


The authorities of the Unilag Women Society Nursery and Primary school in Lagos have suspended one of their staff for being involved in a child molestation case.

Although the teacher, who is due to retire in July, is not the primary suspect in the case, she was sanctioned because the victim was reportedly abused by a driver whom she used to ask to take charge of her class whenever she stepped out.

The driver, Abiodun Mathew, is said to have molested the four-years-old girl within the school premises, using several objects on her private parts.

As a result of the rumor that they were trying to cover the case, the school authorities have now shared the report of her suspension.

This was done during a PTA meeting which witnessed the attendance of the victim’s parents.

They further explained the steps already taken to ensure that justice was served to everyone concerned.

After 19 years in service, 3 months to retirement, Unilag teacher gets suspended over child molestation

While talking to newsmen, a source who pleaded to remain anonymous stated, “The school never tried to cover up the case; it was the school that reported the case to the Lagos State Ministry of Justice and everything we were asked to do has been done. We did not plead that any of those who were arrested should be released. The school will never support injustice and if we try to cover up, nemesis will catch up with us.

“The class teacher was suspended on Thursday pending the conclusion of investigation. The teacher’s only offense was that she was negligent. Unfortunately for her, she was supposed to retire in July after 19 years of service. We did not go to the victim’s father to beg him; we only went to sympathize with him. We were not trying to cover anything.”

The Lagos State Police Public relations Officer, Bala Elkana, has also given an update on the case. He stated that all the suspects connected to the case have been called in for questioning and investigations are still ongoing.

He stated, “Four suspects, who were arrested, are still with the Gender Unit of the command. Investigation is still ongoing and we will charge them to court as soon as we conclude our investigation. We are doing our best on the matter to arrive at the truth without any sentiment.”

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