Vírginity test: SCID takes over principal’s investigation

Police investigation into the alleged conduct of vírginity tests on pupils of  Ajuwon Senior High School, Ajuwon, Ifo Local Government Area, Ogun State, by the school principal, Rev. Olufunke Aladeojobi, will no longer be handled by the Ajuwon Police Division. The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, has ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, an assistant superintendent of police, told our correspondent on Friday that the CP made the decision in order to allow a “discrete investigation” into the case. Adejobi said, “The Ogun State Police Command is not happy about the incident that happened in the school and we want to assure the victims, victims’ parents, individuals and groups who have expressed concerns and raised eyebrows that the command will get to the root of the matter.”
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Government has said that the resident nurse of school, identified as Mrs. M.B. Makinde, will face the five-man panel set up to investigate the matter.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Segun Odubela, told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that the state government would not spare anyone found culpable in the alleged offence.
He said the five-man panel which was inaugurated on Thursday had already begun work, adding that the investigation of the panel would be “all-encompassing.”

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