A Computer Studies teacher, Cosmos Ubaja has been arrested for raping his 14-year-old JSS3 schoolgirl in Owutu area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. She was lured by the suspect when she went to his shop to make photocopies after school hours.
Victoria, who attends a public secondary school in Owutu, Ikorodu, had been allegedly raped by the suspect on several occasions in eight months, after which he gave her pittances such as N50, N100 and N30.
According to reports, he last raped the teenager on June 1, 2016 and gave her N30. However, trouble started when the girl complained to her mother that she had stomach pains and her menstrual cycle was affected.
She said, "Ubaja is married with a son. He is not a worker of the state government. The school just arranged with him to be teaching the pupils computer studies since he has a computer centre. He works on the school’s examination papers and answer sheets. The school is in a very quiet community. Pupils usually go to his centre to make photocopies and train with his computers.
"The suspect had been raping the girl for months. He gave her between N30 and N100 each time. The girl kept the secret away from her parents. But the last time he raped her, she complained to her mother that she was having stomach pains and her menstruation had stopped. She was then taken to a private hospital.
"That was where it was discovered that she had been raped several times. The girl confessed that it was the computer instructor who raped her and he was arrested. He has also confessed to the crime."
The Punch learnt that the matter, which was reported at the Owutu Police Division, was also reported to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Alausa. The DSVRT team took the victim for a checkup at the Mirabel Centre, Ikeja.
The group’s Coordinator, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the matter had been transferred to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command.