A 65-year-old man, Matthew Omokhafe, has been arrested for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old primary four pupil in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.
The Acting Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, disclosed this to journalists yesterday in Benin.
She said when the board got wind of the incident it visited the school to ensure that the culprit was arrested.
“We ensured that the case was transferred from the Akoko-Edo Area Division of the Nigeria Police Division to the Criminal Investigation Department at the state command.”
She said with the collaborative efforts of the Child Protection Network (CPN), SUBEB was able to handover the child to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and assured that the case would be charged to court to ensure justice.