The head teacher of a secondary school in Lagos, Mr. Samson Adeyemo, has admitted before an Ikeja Special Offences Court that he had sexual relationships with two 17-year-old twin pupils of his school.

Adeyemo, 41, who lives at 8, Odesanya Street, Abule Egba, near Lagos, is the head teacher of Legati College, Abule Egba.

He is facing a two-count charge of defilement of a child.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while being cross-examined yesterday by State

Prosecutor, Ms M. I. Oshodi, the defendant, who has a National Certificate in Education (NCE), admitted to defiling the underage pupils (Twin A and Twin B).

Adeyemo admitted that the school he operated had not been fully registered with the Lagos State Ministry of Education.

He, however, denied having sexual relationships with other pupils in the school.

While giving his evidence-in-chief, the defendant had admitted impregnating Twin A while she was under his care.

Led in evidence by the defence counsel, Mr. R. O. Akande, Adeyemo said that Twin B had become jealous when she discovered that her twin was in a relationship with him.

The head teacher said the father of the twins asked him to pay N200, 000 or be punished.

Justice Sherifat Solebo adjourned the case till February 24 for adoption of final written addresses.

According to the prosecution, the head teacher defiled the twins sometime in 2016 within the school premises, located in Abule Egba.

The offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Justice Sherifat Solebo adjourned the case till February 24 for adoption of final written addresses.

NAN reports that while testifying on October 8, 2019, Twin A, who was allegedly impregnated by Adeyemo, had told the court that the head teacher had a camp bed in his office which he used to have sexual intercourse with her.

Also testifying on October 7, 2019, Dr. Oyedeji Alagbe, a consultant with the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral centre) told the court that while making efforts to terminate the pregnancy, it was revealed to the parents that Adeyemo was also defiling the other twin.

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