Edo state police command has arrested one Matthew Omokhafe, a 65-year-old man, for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old primary four pupil in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the State.
The Acting Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Benin City, on Friday, noting that the board played an active role in the arrest of the culprit.
According to her;
“We took a course of action by visiting and ensuring that the case was transferred from the Akoko-Edo Area Division of the Nigeria Police Division to the State Criminal Investigation Department in the state capital, Benin City.”
She added that;
“with the collaborative efforts of the Child Protection Network, CPN, SUBEB was able to handover the child’s custody to the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.”
She assured that the case would be charged to court to ensure that justice is done.
Edo SUBEB has been at the forefront of the fight against child abuse and molestation, spearheading the arrest and prosecution of individuals that put children in state public schools in harm’s way, especially as regards sexual abuse of minors.