The Lagos State Police Command has launched a manhunt for the driver of Luyol Secondary School, Iju, Jacob Fatokin, for allegedly killing a father, Fredrick Olorunfemi, who accused him of sexually molesting his daughter while driving her home.
The pupil who will turn eight in May, had told her mother that the driver, after conveying other students to their destinations on the 1st of February, 2023, drove her to his house and had canal knowledge of her.
According to Mrs Olorunfemi, the victim’s mother, “On Wednesday, February 1, my daughter told me that her school bus driver had been taking her to his house around Ajuwon, on the pretext that he needed to drop something at home and that she should follow him.
“When they entered the house, the driver asked my daughter to sit on his lap, to raise her school uniform and to kiss his mouth. I told my husband what our daughter said on Monday, February 6 and he immediately called the school to complain and said he was also reporting the allegation to the police.
“He was told to come to the school first so we went there on Tuesday, February 7 and we met the school owner, the driver and some of the teachers. The school owner after listening to us, confronted the driver, saying he returned late with the school bus the previous week and when asked, he said he went to do something at home.”
Enraged by the development, the pupil’s mother, while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, said her husband slapped the driver, adding that the situation degenerated into a scuffle between the driver and her husband.
The pupil’s mother said the driver hit her husband’s chest, and in the process, he collapsed and was rushed to hospital where he was confirmed d€ad.
It was learnt that Fatokin absconded after perpetrating the crime.
A representative of the school, who gave his name only as Akin, when contacted on Sunday, said the matter had been reported to the police, adding that an investigation into the case was ongoing.
“The matter has been reported to the Iju station; the police will be able to give you all the information, they have it with them. An investigation is ongoing,” Akin said.