Residents of Ogunfunmi Street, Akobi Crescent in the Surulere area of Lagos on Tuesday, dragged a school teacher, Benedict Ekpenyong, to a police station for allegedly locking up a female pupil in his room and attempting to rape her.The 14-year-old pupil, identified only as Blessing, had been lured by Ekpenyong to his apartment at about 12pm, after which he bolted the door to the suspicion of his neighbours. Punch reports.
It was learnt that Ekpenyong, who was a teacher in Akintan Grammar School on Akintan Street, Surulere, and Blessing, also a pupil of the school, were in the room for a few minutes before a mob surrounded the house and tried to force the teacher’s door open.
Our correspondent gathered that when the door was forced open, the mob observed that Ekpenyong had allegedly attempted to have sex with the pupil, and they began to beat him.
The teacher was reportedly beaten by the mob before he and the pupil were dragged to the Alakara Police Division at about 1pm.