Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have arrested a 41-year-old engineer, Festus Femi, for allegedly raping three pupils of the same secondary school. .The first victim, a 13 year old Junior Secondary 2 pupil, stated that she met Festus through her classmate, who asked her in school to escort her to Festus’ house, and claimed he was her uncle. .
On getting to the house, her classmate and Festus went out briefly, and on their return she told the victim that Festus wanted to have sex with her. The victim’s refusal and pleas of being a virgin fell on deaf ears. .
Festus turned the volume of the sound system very high and raped her in the presence of her friend. He further threatened to kill her if she tells anyone.
The second victim is a 12 year old Junior Secondary 2 pupil. The same classmate took her to Festus’ house and told her that Festus wanted to have sex with her and he also raped her.
The third Victim, a 15 year old girl, is the same person that introduced the other two victims to the suspect. She stated that Festus was her former neighbour and each time he had sex with her, he gave her N500.
He also told her to bring girls for him and he would give her N300. She stated that so far, she had brought 5 underage girls to him. She further corroborated the first victim’s story on the rape and threat to life.
In a related development, a 51-year-old bursar of Government secondary School Dangara, Abaji- Abuja, was also arrested by NAPTIP officials for allegedly drugging, raping and impregnating a 15-year-old SS3 student.
The suspect, Luke Gabriel Ekundayo, was the victim’s guardian in school, and she spent short holidays in his house.
The victim, an orphan who was on Scholarship, was threatened by the suspect into having sex with him continuously, or he would tell her sponsors to stop paying her school fees. The rape continued until the victim got pregnant.