As investigations continue on an alleged rape matter, the vice principal of Baptist Secondary School, Upper Allen Town, Mohamed Turay, alias ‘SuperT’ has been arrested on warrant and detained at the Allen Town police post Family Support Unit for questioning.
The suspect was alleged to have sexually penetrated (raped) a 13-year old Junior Secondary School pupil, someone he was in a domestic relationship with sometimes last year but he fled police arrest.
Narrating her ordeal, the 13-year old told this medium that the suspect was her next door neighbour who she always acknowledged as her teacher.
She said on the day of the alleged incident, the suspect came from town and asked her to take into his room the items he bought.
“I was about to come out of the room after depositing the items when the suspect grabbed me from the back, pushed me on his bed, stuffed my mouth with cloth and slept with me,” she said in tears.
The victim further explained that when the suspect finished making love to her, he begged her not to expose him and also promised to do whatever she wants.
In continuation of her testimony, the victim said few days later, a female police officer who is residing in the same compound interrogated her as to why she was walking awkwardly.
“In fear, I explained exactly what went wrong and the officer went and informed my parents,” she lamented.
When contacted the police officer on the said allegation, she confirmed about detecting the status of the victim few days after the incident.
Before arresting the suspect, sources in the community where the victim resides intimated this medium that he has surfaced and is parading the school premises when classes are on.
Other sources further disclosed that family members, some elders in the community and senior teachers of the school have decided to settle the matter on compensation with the sum of one million five hundred thousand Leones.
Sorting the view with the principal, Mr. MM Conteh said he will never be involved in such a matter.
He denied the allegation of teachers wanting to meddle into the matter.
“The act is indecent and it is also against the teaching code of practice,” he stated.
“I stand to maintain my integrity and the good name of the school.”
In an interview with the head of the Family Support Unit at Allen Town police post, detective sergeant Abdulai Bangura said the matter was first reported to them in late 2014 just after the incident.
He said statements were obtained from the victim and her witnesses and a medical request form was issued to her, and has already been endorsed but the suspect was nowhere to be found.
The head of FSU further revealed that since the time the matter was reported to the station the parents of the victim never showed up to help them on the investigations.
He said on 21 April 2015, he was on duty when he received a telephone call from one of their informants.
“I and some of my men went to the school and arrested the suspect on warrant,” he stated.
“The police which never condones such acts and we are trying all our best to at least minimize the rise of sexual offences in the country.”
In conclusion, Mr. Bangura said they have started to caution and questioned the suspect after which they will have to send the file to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.