Vice Principal of Community Secondary School, Kadandani, Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Ibrahim Sale, 38, has allegedly raped and impregnated a 12-year-old student of the school.
The victim, who is said to have also slept with other men in the area after collecting money from them, gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday.
Sale confessed to the crime when he was paraded alongside other suspected rapists at headquarters of the Katsina State Police Command on Wednesday.
Spokesman of the command, Gambo Isah, who paraded the suspects, said Sale lured the girl to his apartment in the community and repeatedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
According to the suspect, “I have three wives. I raped my 12-year-old student and she got pregnant. I do pay her N200, N300 and sometimes N500 before she agrees to have sexual intercourse with me. She gave birth to a boy on Sunday.”
Isah said the command had arrested eight suspected rapists from January 9 to 14, one of whom was the vice principal.
According to him, “From January 9 to 14, 2021, the command has arrested eight suspected rapists in six reported cases across the state. Among the suspects is Ibrahim Sale, who is the Vice Principal of a community school in Rimi Local Government area.
“Sale lured a young girl of about 12-year-old and serially had unlawful carnal knowledge of her without the knowledge of the parents to the state that he even impregnated her.
“In fact, right now that I am speaking to you, this young girl had delivered a baby after Caesarean Section (CS) at the General Hospital Katsina, in which investigation is ongoing and that is why we are calling on parents to be vigilant.”
Isah added: “Anytime she comes to school, he will take her away to his own house and this man is married to three women. What is he looking for in a young girl of 12 years old? Right now, we don’t know how the girl will feed the baby.”
He said the command was worried over recent surge in rape cases across the state, and called on members of the public, especially parents, to always look after their children from falling victims.