The long arm of the law has caught up with a 70 year old security guard, Morounmubo Ayinde, for allegedly raping 11-year-old primary schoolgirl in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
The suspect, a gateman of Okelele Secondary School, Ilorin, allegedly committed the act over the weekend within the school premises.
He was said to have lured the victim, who reportedly approached him for a cup of water, to a building where he had carnal knowledge of the girl and was caught by a member of Okelele community.
The community member whose name could not be immediately ascertained, allegedly raised the alarm, which drew the attention of other residents to the scene of the crime.
The suspect was paraded yesterday at the state Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Ilorin, where he also confessed to have raped the victim.
Report from a medical facility the victim was taken to, according to the ministry, also confirmed that the suspect defiled the girl.
Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Hajia Maryam Ayo Garuba, directed that Ayinde, father of four, be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
She said the trial of the suspect would serve as deterrent to others who might have been perpetrating the criminal act.
“We can only guard, we can’t be all over the place. We would just ensure that we call ANCOPSS and brief them that they should ensure that school prefects and teachers go round the school premises, especially where there are corners and hideouts. That is what we intend to do and tell them to beef up security situation in their schools,” she said.