A 65-year-old man was arrested in Edo state for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old student. Matthew Omokhafe is accused of raping the minor, a primary four pupil who will not be named, in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.
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 active role in the arrest of the culprit.
Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe said: “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 also assured that the case would be charged to court to ensure that justice is severed.