A teacher, Collins Obi, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly raping a 10-year-old boy.
Obi was said to have had anal sex with the pupil.
The 20-year-old primary school teacher allegedly committed the offence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
This was revealed by the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who said the offence was committed on November 5, 2016.
Ajisebutu explained that apart from teaching in the school where the victim attended, Obi was also the boy’s personal teacher.
Ajisebutu said: “The 20-year-old primary schoolteacher was arrested for having anal intercourse with a 10-year-old boy.
“The suspect, who was also a personal teacher of the victim, committed the unlawful act on November 5, 2016.
“He lured the little boy to a house in the Asaka Itamaya area of Ibadan where the offence was committed.”
The teacher was arrested based on the complaint lodged by the mother of the victim at Iyaganku Police Station in Ibadan.
He said: “Following the report made at the station by victim’s mother after the boy narrated his ordeal to her, detectives from the station arrested the suspect in his hideout.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and disclosed that he was introduced to the act by an older friend, who is now at large.
“The victim was taken to a hospital for medical attention.
“The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, has directed immediate arraignment of the suspect in court after completion of investigation by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
He also advised parents and guardians to properly monitor their children or wards.”