A 70-year-old security guard, Morounmubo Ayinde, has allegedly defiled an 11-year-old secondary school pupil in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The police have arrested the suspect.
Ayinde, a gatekeeper at Okelele Secondary School, Ilorin allegedly committed the offence last weekend on the school premises.
He was alleged to have lured the victim, who approached him for a cup of water, to a building where he had carnal knowledge of her.
The Nation learnt that the suspect was caught by a member of the Okelele community, who shouted, which attracted the attention of other residents.
Ayinde was paraded yesterday at the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Ilorin.
He confessed to have defiled the victim.
The suspect blamed the devil for the act.
He said: “I have never done this kind of thing since I was posted from the ministry to work as a security guard in the school. I have worked there for four years.”
The Permanent Secretary, Hajia Maryam Ayo Garuba, said a report from a medical facility the victim was taken to, confirmed that the suspect defiled her.
She directed that Ayinde, a father of four, be handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.
Garuba said his trial would act as a deterrent to others.
She alleged: “It is unfortunate that a security guard we posted to a school is the one perpetrating this evil. Imagine this 70-year-old man, who should guard a school, raping a pupil.
“I don’t know what this world is turning to.”
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March 18, 2019