An Ekiti State High Court has sentenced a former Vice Principal of St. Mary’s Girls’ Grammar School at Ikole-Ekiti, Taiwo Ajayi, to life imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old pupil.
Ajayi lured the girl into his office, locked the door and defiled her on the table while blocking her mouth with a cloth.
The court, which sat in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, found Ajayi guilty of defiling the minor, contrary to Section 31(2) of the Child Rights, Law of Ekiti State 2012..
After about thirty minutes two teachers reportedly stormed Ajayi’s office and found the door locked, but forced their way into the office,they found the vice principal forcing himself on the pupil and raised the alarm.
Justice Monisola Abodunde held that the prosecution proved its case beyond doubt with the gamut of evidence it tendered before the court.
The prosecution was led by Mr. A. E. Arogundade of the Ministry of Justice. The defence was led by Mr. Sule Longe.