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Principal Suspended In Ogun For Performing Virginity Test On Students by dipping finger in their private part

The Ogun State Government
has suspended the Principal,
Ajuwon Senior High School,
Ajuwon, Ifo Local
Government Area, Ogun
State, Olufunke Oladeojobi,
for allegedly conducting
virginity test on her pupils.

Commissioner for Education,
Science and Technology, Mr.
Segun Odubela, told our
correspondent on the phone
on Wednesday that Principal
Oladeojobi had been

Odubela said, “A five-man
committee comprising
officials of the Ministry of
Education and the state
Teaching Service Commission
has been set up to
investigate Oladeojobi.

“The committee has been
mandated to report back to
the government in 14 days.
Right now, all I can tell you
is that we have suspended
her pending the conclusion
of investigation.”

PUNCH Metro learnt that
the government’s resolution
came after Odubela and
senior officials of the ministry
quizzed the principal for
over two hours on

A source told our
correspondent that she was
summoned to the ministry
after the publication of the
story by The PUNCH.
Our source said,
“We were
embarrassed when we read
the story in The PUNCH on
relevant parastatals were
asked to contact her and
ensure that she appeared at
the ministry.

“She was quizzed for over
two hours and she denied
carrying out the test. Rather,
she said she only threatened
the pupils.

“In view of this, we want to
appeal to pupils and their
parents to come forward
whenever they are invited.”

Odubela, in a statement,
added that the government
was always concerned about
the welfare and interest of
students and therefore
would not tolerate any act
that would compromise their
fundamental rights or
jeopardise their future.

He said, “We equally believe
in the need to maintain
discipline in our schools and
to follow due process in the
handling of this particular
“We appeal to the parents
of the students involved to
be patient and allow us to
handle the case as dictated
by the law of the land and
service rules.”

Oladeojobi, a reverend, was
said to have on December
10 invited a nurse to the
school to carry out virginity
tests on a group of 10
The principal, who the pupils
described as a strict
disciplinarian, did not seek
the consent of the parents/
guardians of the pupils
before conducting the test.
During the test, it was
alleged that the principal
and the nurse whose name
could not be ascertained
dipped their fingers into the
pupils’ private part.

But the matter got out of
hand when one of the pupils
started bleeding after she
had been ‘tested.’
Parents of the pupils later
stormed the school in
protest resulting in the
invitation of policemen from
Ajuwon Division.

The Divisional Police Officer,
Ajuwon Division, Mr.
Waheed Yusuf, had on
Tuesday confirmed that
Oladeojobi was quizzed last
week Thursday and Friday.
A police source said she
confessed to carrying out the
test, saying ‘she was trying to
help them.’

When our correspondent
contacted Oladeojobi on the
telephone on Wednesday,
she refused to speak on the
“I don’t have time to give
any explanation, please I
have a meeting,” she said
and hung up.

The Police Public Relations
Officer in the state, Mr.
Muyiwa Adejobi, said he had
yet to be briefed on the

Adejobi, who spoke with our
correspondent on the phone
on Wednesday, said, “All
efforts to reach the DPO to
brief me on the incident
have proved abortive. So, I
can’t give you any update
but as soon as I am briefed, I
will let you know.”
Punch Newspaper

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