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Engineer, School Bursar Arrested For Raping Four School Girls

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Subair Mohammed

A 41-year-old installation engineer, Festus Femi has been arrested for allegedly raping three school pupils by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP.

The suspect, who hails from Ondo State was apprehended by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and thereafter referred to NAPTIP for further investigations and prosecution.

Festus lured his victims to his house their classmate with a promise to give them N500 after rounds of sex with them.

The first victim, a thirteen (13) year old Junior Secondary 2 pupil who lives with her parents in Bwari, Abuja stated that she met Festus through her classmate, who asked her in school to escort her to Festus’ house, and claimed he was her uncle.

She narrated that on getting to the house, her classmate and Festus went out briefly, and on their return she told the victim that Festus wanted to have sex with her. The victim’s refusal and pleas of being a virgin fell on deaf ears.

Festus turned the volume of the sound system very high and raped her in the presence of her friend. He further threatened to kill her if she tells anyone. This left the victim so distraught that she attempted suicide.

The second victim is a twelve (12) year old Junior Secondary 2 pupil who lives with her Aunt also in Bwari said the same classmate took her to Festus’ house and told her that Festus wanted to have sex with her.

On her refusal, Festus gave them money and told them to visit some other time. On a fateful day, she was on her way to her classmate’s house and met Festus on the way; he invited her to his house and raped her while she was waiting for her friend.

The third Victim, a fifteen (15) year old girl who is an accomplice to Festus that introduced the other two victims to him.

She stated that Festus was her former neighbour and each time he had sex with her, he gave her five hundred Naira. He also told her to bring girls for him and he would give her three thousand Naira.

She stated that so far, she had brought 5 girls to him ranging from 12 to 15 years. She further corroborated the first victim’s story on the rape and threat to life.

Similarly, a 51-year-old bursar of Government secondary School Dangara, Abaji- Abuja, was also arrested for allegedly drugging, raping and impregnating a 15-year-old student.

The suspect, Luke Gabriel Ekundayo, from Ilorin, Kwara State, was the victim’s guardian in school, and she spent short holidays in his house.

The victim, a senior secondary three (SS3) student took ill in Mr. Ekundayo’s house, and upon taking some drugs administered to her by the suspect, she slept off.

On waking up, she saw bloodstains and said she felt uneasy, but did not suspect that the school Bursar, whom her grandmother handed her over to, for protection, could do anything sinister to her.

The victim, an orphan who was on Scholarship, was threatened by the suspect into having sex with him continuously, or he would tell her sponsors to stop paying her school fees.

The rape continued until the victim got pregnant.

Reacting to the news of the arrest, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli condemned the actions of the two men, and said the action is in line with the name-and-shame policy of the Agency.

She stated, “Rapists will be prosecuted for their crime against humanity and NAPTIP will not hesitate to bring the full wrath of the law on any rapist”.

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