A 30-year-old school principal, Samson Adeyemo, has confessional statements to an Ikeja High Court, Lagos State, on how he lured and defiled 17-year-old twin sisters (names withheld) on the school premises.

He testified from the witness box that he lured the twins to his office on separate occasions, had sexual intercourse with them, and eventually got one of them impregnated.

During cross-examination by the prosecutor, Adeyemo said that he had relationships with both sisters at different times out of love, saying “I was in good relationships with both twin sisters (identified as X and Y) at different times. But I was truly in love with X, who later became pregnant for me.”

Adeyemo also told the court that he had a marriage agreement with one of the twins (X) while their sexual relationship lasted.

According to him, he was married to one of the twins but this was not done in the church or court but an agreement between him and X.

“I am married to twin X although the marriage engagement was not conducted in any church or law court. It was strictly a marriage relationship that was known to both of us.

“Marriage is only done between a male and a female, while the one done in the church is just a wedding ceremony,” he added.

According to the defendant, he only started sleeping with X after he met with her mother in 2016.

When asked about his alleged sexual relationships with other underage students in the school, the principal said: “I only heard this allegation while I was sitting inside the dock but that statement is not true. It’s totally false.”

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

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

The state prosecutor, M. S. Oshodi, said the defendant committed the offence sometime in 2016 at Beckley Estate, Abule-Egba.

Earlier, while giving his evidence-in-chief, the defendant 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.

“Twin B came to me that why was it her sister that I was dating. I told her that it was Twin A that I wished to date. She said she was having other relationships, but she wanted me because I am her twin’s boyfriend.

“In 2017, Twin A got pregnant and I decided to cater for her but Twin A’s parents refused (insisting) that the pregnancy will be aborted. I refused because I wanted the baby and I wanted to marry her as well.

“I gave her some upkeep money and her parents collected the money from her and terminated the pregnancy,” he said.

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

“Two days after the twin’s uncle, named Kayode alias Kokoro, led some thugs to beat me up and on April 26, 2017, I was called by Kayode that I should meet him to sign an undertaking that the twins shall collect their WAEC results.

“I went to meet him not knowing that he had laid ambush for me and he handed me over to the police. Twin B was 14-years-old when I met her and Twin A was 15-years-old when we met,” Adeyemo stated.

According to the prosecution, the principal 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.

Meanwhile, one of the twins, who had earlier testified in court, said that the principal kept a camp bed inside his office which he used for his sexual escapades.

The twins were both in SS1, but in separate classes, when the principal had sex with them which they hid from each other.

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

“I was still in SS1 when the incident happened. On that day, I was in my classroom when the principal entered and asked if my class teacher was around. I said no.

“He then ordered me to follow him to his office. When we got to his office, he started calling me sweet names before removing my school uniform. He, thereafter, had sexual intercourse with me and instructed me not to tell anyone.

“He continued having sex with me over a long period of time until I became pregnant. I was unaware that I was pregnant until one of our neighbours noticed some changes in my body and informed my mother.

“When my mother confronted me with a slap, I told her that the principal had been having sex with me inside his office,” she said.

Also testifying on October 7, 2019, Dr. Oyedeji Alagbe, a consultant with the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral centre) had 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.

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

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