A four-year old girl has been allegedly sexually assaulted by the driver of her school bus in Osogbo, Osun State.

The driver, Oluwatomisin Oyelakin reportedly committed the offence on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, around 4.00pm within the Osogbo metropolis.

It was gathered that he dropped off the other pupils in his vehicle at their various homes and was left with the victim.

He later took the school van to an isolated area and sexually molested the minor, who is in Nursery 1.

The mother of the victim, simply identified as Mrs Gbadamosi, said the matter came to light when her daughter returned home and started crying.

The victim's mother claimed that the school management had assured her of strict action but did not do anything.

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The girl’s family later approached the police and lodged a complaint. The girl was also taken for a medical examination.

The driver was arrested and was detained for questioning. He was arraigned in court on Wednesday.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Temitope Fatoba, said Oyelakin took the victim to a secluded place and had carnal knowledge of her.

According to him, the offence contravenes sections 360 and 218 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11, Laws of Osun State, 2003.

The plea of the accused, who was arraigned on two counts of rape and assault, was not taken due to the nature of the offence.

The presiding judge, Omotayo Akinosho ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison.

The matter was adjourned till February 4.

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