The police in Benin have arrested one Edward Rotimi Olayebi, son of the proprietor of King of Kings Junior Secondary School over allegation that he sexually assaulted six female students (not girls pictured above) of his parent’s school.
Police were called by Child Protection Network, an NGO after the parents of the victims reported the assault to the organisation.
The suspect is also the school administrator.
Parents and members of the NGO led by its co-odinator, Jennifer Ero, staged a protest to the school, demanding for justice.
Irked by the attitude of the school owners who locked the school gate to prevent the protesters from gaining entrance into the school premises, the protesters forced their way into the school after breaking the padlock on the gate and forcefully chased students out of the school.
Ero said they were informed about the suspects sexual activities with the students through their hotlines. She noted that investigations showed that six of the students were sexually abused.
She said they were working towards ensuring that the suspect is charged to court.
State Police spokesman, DSP Friday Uwoh Noble confirmed the arrest and said investigation is ongoing.