The Principal of a secondary school in Lagos, Samson Adeyemo, has admitted that the allegation of having sexual relationships with two 17-year-old twin students of his school.
Adeyemo made the admittance during cross-examination at the ongoing case before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court.
Adeyemo (41) is the principal of Legati College, Abule Egba and he’s facing a two-count charge of defilement of a child.
While being cross-examined on Monday by State Prosecutor, M. I. Oshodi, the defendant said he had the consent of one of the twin and he is married to her.
He told the court that the relationship started un 2016 and that he first had sexual relationship with her in 2017.
He said: “I had a relationship with Twin A and Twin B.
“I’m married to Twin A.
“The marriage was not conducted in the church or registry.
“I had her consent and her parents were aware.
“Marriage is done between a male and a female and it is for life.
“What is between me and Twin A is marriage and the one people do in the church or registry is wedding.
“The relationship with Twin A started in 2016 and I had sexual intercourse with her in 2017.
“I did not start the relationship with Twin B until I met their mother and also had sexual intercourse with Twin B after I met her mother.”
Led in evidence by the Defence Counsel, R. O. Akande, Adeyemo said Twin B had become jealous when she discovered that her twin was in a relationship with him.
He said: “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.”
The principal said the father of the twins asked him to pay N200,000 or be punished.
Adeyemo added: “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.”
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.
Justice Sherifat Solebo adjourned the case until February 24 for adoption of final written addresses.
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.