The family of a four-year-old pupil who was defiled by a female teacher has cried foul over the police's connivance leading to her escape.
To this end, the family has called on the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, to a view to bringing the culprit to justice.
The call came after it was established that the 27-year-old teacher had reportedly absconded after she was arrested and granted bail by the police for allegedly dipping her fingers into the private parts of the minor on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
The suspect was reportedly to have absconded after the case was transferred from Badagry Magistrate’s Court to Apapa Family Court on Tuesday, June 8.
It was gathered that the suspect was nowhere to be found after the victim’s parents reported at the police station on the following day and all attempts to trace him, proved abortive, with her surety also nowhere to be found.
The aggrieved father of the girl who identified himself as Chief Martin, said the police connived with the suspect to escape.
“In a bid to create an avenue for the suspect to escape, the police referred the case to Badagry Magistrate’s Court, when they knew that cases bordering on defilement are usually heard at family court.
Otherwise how will a division not know that Badagry Magistrate’s Court does not treat defilement cases?
We came back from Badagry Magistrate’s Court at about 5p.m. on Tuesday, yet the police connived with the suspect to escape."
"Sincerely, I do not understand the police’s interest in the case and why they have been persuading me to settle out of court without actually investigating to find out the motive behind the abuse.
What if it was for ritual? They are sending different lawyers to plead with me. Why are they attempting to deny my four-year-old girl justice?
The police at Isashi Division have not done any investigation on the case. The only thing they followed is the Mirabel report, which proved that my daughter was actually defiled.
They granted the suspect bail and now she is at large. Her surety is also at large. Meanwhile, the victim’s elder brother, who attends the same school, was sent home and prevented from attending the school’s extra-moral classes on Tuesday because of the incident.”