A principal of a secondary school in Lagos, Samson Adeyemo, has admitted before an Ikeja Special Offences Court that he had sexual relationships with two 17-year-old twin students of his school.
Adeyemo, 41, who resides at No. 8, Odesanya St., Abule Egba, near Lagos, is the principal of Legati College, Abule Egba.
He is facing a two-count charge of defilement of a child.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while being cross-examined on Monday by State Prosecutor, M. I. Oshodi, the defendant, who has a National Certificate in Education (NCE), admitted to defiling the underage students (Twin A and Twin B).
“I had a relationship with Twin A and Twin B. I’m married to Twin A. The marriage was not conducted in the church or registry. I had her consent and her parents were aware.
“Marriage is done between a male and a female and it is for life. What is between me and Twin A is marriage and the one people do in the church or registry is wedding.
“The relationship with Twin A started in 2016 and I had sexual intercourse with her in 2017. I did not start the relationship with Twin B until I met their mother and also had sexual intercourse with Twin B after I met her mother.”
Mr Adeyemo admitted that the school he operates had not been fully registered with the Lagos State Ministry of Education.
He, however, denied having sexual relationships with other students in the school.
Earlier, while giving his evidence-in-chief, the defendant admitted impregnating Twin A while she was under his care.
“Twin B came to me that why was it her sister that I was dating. I told her that it was Twin A that I wished to date. She said she was having other relationships, but she wanted me because I am her twin’s boyfriend.
“In 2017, Twin A got pregnant and I decided to cater for her but Twin A’s parents refused (insisting) that the pregnancy will be aborted. I refused because I wanted the baby and I wanted to marry her as well.
“I gave her some upkeep money and her parents collected the money from her and terminated the pregnancy,” he said.
The principal said the father of the twins asked him to pay N200, 000 or be punished.
“Two days after the twin’s uncle, named Kayode alias Kokoro, led some thugs to beat me up and on April 26, 2017, I was called by Kayode that I should meet him to sign an undertaking that the twins shall collect their WAEC results.
“I went to meet him not knowing that he had laid an ambush for me and he handed me over to the police. Twin B was 14-years-old when I met her and Twin A was 15-years-old when we met,” Mr Adeyemo stated.
According to the prosecution, the principal defiled the twins sometime in 2016 within the school premises, located in Abule Egba.
The offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Justice Sherifat Solebo adjourned the case until February 24 for adoption of final written addresses.
NAN reports that while testifying on October 8, 2019, Twin A, who was allegedly impregnated by Mr Adeyemo, had told the court that the principal had a camp bed in his office which he used to have sexual intercourse with her.
“I was still in SS1 when the incident happened. On that day, I was in my classroom when the principal entered and asked if my class teacher was around. I said no.
“He then ordered me to follow him to his office. When we got to his office, he started calling me sweet names before removing my school uniform. He, thereafter, had sexual intercourse with me and instructed me not to tell anyone.
“He continued having sex with me over a long period of time until I became pregnant. I was unaware that I was pregnant until one of our neighbours noticed some changes in my body and informed my mother.
“When my mother confronted me with a slap, I told her that the principal had been having sex with me inside his office,” she said.
Also testifying on Oct. 7, 2019, Oyedeji Alagbe, a medical consultant with the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral centre) had told the court that while making efforts to terminate the pregnancy, it was revealed to the parents that Mr Adeyemo was also defiling the other twin.
Cult Clash in Lagos Claims Seven Lives
No fewer than seven people were reportedly killed during a violent clash between two rival cults in the Ijede area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, told theNews Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, on Wednesday, that the KK and Eiye confraternities were involved in the clash.
Elkana said the command immediately responded and arrested 10 suspects.
He explained that the fracas, leading to deaths, started when an argument ensued between two members of the groups, with one of the fighters stabbed.
The police spokesman said the gang, whose member was stabbed, believing him to be dead, launched a retaliatory attack on members of the rival group.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumisu, immediately called for an emergency meeting and summoned the Area Commander, Divisional Police Officers and the tactical commanders where the incident occurred.
According to him, the police chief also deployed the Special Strike Force men to arrest the cultists and deal with the situation.
Reacting to the development, the Chairman, Ijede Local Council Development Area, Mr Fatiu Salisu, said the clash started on Monday when a man was reportedly stabbed with a bottle and was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital.
Salisu said the man was rejected due to the nature of his injuries and he was later referred to a teaching hospital, where he was attended to.
According to him, members of his group thought that he had died, and thereafter embarked on a revenge mission in the community.
He stated, “I was at a meeting in Ikeja when I was called that a member of the Eiye Confraternity had been stabbed, and when I came, I saw one corpse at the roundabout.”
Man, 40, Lands in Police Net for Beating, Stabbing Wife to Death
The police in Ogun State have arrested a 40-year-old man, Bamidele Olanrewaju, for allegedly beating his wife, Adenike, to death.
Mr Olanrewaju allegedly committed the act in their home in Ofada community in the state.
Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest on Monday. He said the incident occurred on Sunday and was reported at the Ofada Police Post by the 15-year-old son of the couple.
He said, the boy, Ayomide Olanrewaju, told the police that his mother had a misunderstanding with his father, leading to a fight between them.
He said his father hit her with a big stick until she fell into a coma, after which he allegedly stabbed her on the head with a screwdriver, resulting in the death of the woman.
“On the strength of the report, the officer-in-charge Ofada Police Post, DSP Akinfolahan Oluseye led his men to the scene at Bisodun village via Ofada where the suspect who had been held down by the people of the community was handed over to the police and he was immediately taken to Owode-Egba Divisional headquarters where he is currently being interrogated,” Mr Oyeyemi said.
He said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was fond of beating his wife. After finally beating her to death, Mr Oyeyemi said the suspect attempted to bury the corpse secretly when their children who saw him digging a grave by the side of their house alerted their neighbours.
“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital Mortuary, Sagamu for autopsy, while the screwdriver and the stick which the suspect used to kill the victim have also been recovered,” the police spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the suspect transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
Police Arrest Notorious Female Armed Robber in Delta
Officers and men of the “Safe Delta” Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, led by CSP Anieteh Eyoh, on Monday morning, arrested a notorious female armed robber, Bella Lucky, and two other suspects of a criminal gang at McClivers market area in Warri, Delta State.
The armed robbery syndicate, who has been on the police wanted list, included two boys and a female. They are presently in custody at the Delta State Police Command in Asaba.
Daggers and some mobile phones were recovered from the suspects by the police operatives, who tracked the notorious female suspect down to a hideout after she allegedly stabbed and inflicted injuries on a yet-to-be-identified woman.
The PUNCH gathered that the notorious female armed robber specialises in luring victims to the criminal gangs terrorising Warri and its environs with a commercial tricycle, popularly known across the state as “Keke”.
Confirming the arrest of the armed robbery syndicate, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa, told journalists in Warri that “three of them were arrested. One of them is a very young girl.”
Inuwa said, “These are armed robbers who were using a woman. It’s not a question of a notorious armed robber. It’s a gang using knife, stabbing people and robbing them.”
According to the police boss, the modus operandi of the syndicate is to use the female robber “to deceive passengers, engage them in a discussion, get them carried away, and rob them”.
“They’ve been arrested and they’re in our custody,”, the CP added.