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Child Abuse! 2 years Old Pupil Defiled by School Supervisor

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A former social worker, Miss Gloria Chinoyera has told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, about how a two-year-old pupil of a popular private school in Lagos, was allegedly defiled by the school supervisor.

Miss Chinoyera, a lawyer who has also undergone specialist training in social work and issues related to children, was led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel Mrs Bola Akinsete.

She revealed that during the interaction with the child,  the child informed her that one Mr Adenekan, who is a supervisor in the schoop she attended, had used his wee wee on her wee wee and his mouth on her wee wee.

Earlier during her evidence,  Chinoyera told the court that she was a volunteer social worker at the Office of the Public Defender, OPD, in 2016, when a petition about the alleged defilement was filed by the child’s mother.

The ex-social worker, claimed that efforts to compel the school to provide Adenekan for interrogation on two occasions proved abortive, and that they rather transferred him to another branch of the school following the allegation.

The defence counsel, Mr Olatunde Adejuyigbe, SAN, while cross-examining Chinoyera, questioned the authenticity of her investigation into the alleged defilement.

The ex-social worker revealed during the cross-examination, that the matter was not initially reported to the police, and that, while acting in her capacity as a social worker  in the case, she never spoke to the defendant, teachers and management of the School.

The presiding Judge, Justice Sybil Nwaka, adjourned the case to Friday this week for continuation of trial.

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