Lagos: A Greater Scholars School security guard has been arrested on suspicion of defilement.

The police have arrested a security guard at Greater Scholars International School in Abraham Adesanya Estate, Lagos.

David, a member of the school staff, was arrested for allegedly defiling a four-year-old student.

The family accused the management and the local police station of attempting to sabotage an investigation.

A Twitter user, @TheVawulence narrated how the victim’s father went to the Ajiwe Police Division to make a report but was threatened by thugs, allegedly recruited by the school proprietor.

The citizen said the security guard boasted he would be freed eventually “because he knows how powerful the school…he started laughing when the father came to complain”.

“When she was abused, she went to report to her teacher that Mr David put his thing in my bumbum, the teacher flogged her and told her not to tell anyone.

“The girl was asked to describe what was done to her using a teddy bear and she described what exactly happened”, parts of the tweets read.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin denied the allegation that the security agency was foot-dragging.

“The suspect has been arrested and is still in custody. A medical report that would ensure a conviction is being

“We don’t pander to emotions but deal with evidence to prove issues beyond a reasonable doubt,” the spokesperson said on Saturday.

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), also on Saturday, confirmed the suspect will be prosecuted.

“We also alerted the Ajiwe FSU Police Division for investigation. The suspect is currently in police custody.

“The case would be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command before it is charged to court on Monday,” the agency announced.

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