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Teacher reports rape to police after noticing blood on her 7-year-old student’s pants

By Mason White 11:30 AM August 6, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A child rapist was taken off the street thanks to an alert teacher who noticed blood on her student’s pants, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police said that they arrested 24-year-old Matthew Edide, after being accused of raping the 7-year-old girl.

According to the police investigation, the suspect sent the victim to buy an item at a store. When she returned, he forced her into his home located on Adeleye Street, and raped her.

The suspect threatened to kill his victim if she told anyone what had happened. The next day, the teacher of the 7-year-old girl noticed some blood on the girl’s pants, and she immediately called police.

The suspect was brought before the Lagos Magistrate’s Court for a bail hearing where he pleaded not guilty. The suspect was released from jail after posting N500,000 ($3,107) bail.