Queen’s College Sex Scandal: Police Grill Teacher For 13 Hours

 The La­gos State Police Command, Ikeja have interrogated the Queen’s College, Yaba, teacher, Mr. Olaseni Osifala, alleged of harassing a JSS2 female student in the night.
Police source said that the teacher was quizzed for over 13 hours from Tuesday evening to early morning of yester­day. The detectives told Mr. Osifala of the source of the petition.
As at the time of filling this report, Mr. Osifala was still at the police command waiting for another round of interrogation on the issue.
According to the source, during the interrogation, the detectives told him that there were several groups interest­ed in the case prompting the teacher to ask for the woman who raised the alarm.
During his interrogation yesterday, the detectives in­formed him of the source of the petition, asked him what he knew about the allega­tion which he denied and the teacher demanded to see the woman who raised the alarm of her daughter being harassed.
On Monday, Mr. Osifala was invited with the Princi­pal, Dr. Lami Amodu to the police command for ques­tioning and was with his in­terrogators till 7.00pm after he had written a statement.
The Principal, Mrs. Amo­du after writing her state­ment was asked to go while Mr. Osifala was made to stay behind for further question­ing before being asked to go home around 7pm and was directed to report early the next day.
Detectives asked him to report back on Tuesday morning which he did, he was released and summoned again in the afternoon to an­swer more questions
The allegation took a new twist yesterday as some staff of the college were invited to write statement and inter­rogated later on what they knew about the harassment.
There is an easy calm in the college following the revelation that the Old Girls Association of Queen’s Col­lege was behind the predica­ment of Mr. Osifala. The association was said to have sent the petition to the po­lice command indicting the teacher.
It was gathered that the woman who accused the teacher of harassing her daughter at the female hos­tel , has not shown up at the police command since Mon­day.
A source at the college said that the Principal, Mrs. Amodu has been invited by the Fed­eral Ministry of Education, Abuja, over the issue.
Several calls to her line were not answered but a staff at the college said the principal left Abuja yester­day for Lagos after briefing ministry staff of the situa­tion. The source confirmed a panel had been set up by the ministry.
The Parents – Teachers Association (PTA) of the college on Monday said no member of the body had brought the issue to the attention of the PTA and described the woman as faceless.
SS3 students of the col­lege lead by the Head Girl and some old students staged a protest on Monday in support of the embattled teacher and denounced the allegation.
A lawyer, Barrister Tony Ezimah said it would be difficult for the police to make any head­way in the case if the wom­an who accused the teacher of harassing her daughter did not show up.
Ezimah said the police can act on the petition from the old girls of the college but would require the com­plaint to prove the allega­tion against the teacher.

Credit: Sun