The teacher in the middle of the sexual harassment saga at Queen’s College, Yaba, Mr Olaseni Oshifala, has been detained by the police.

A member of the staff of the school said the embattled biology teacher accused of sexually molesting a yet-to-be-identified JSS2 pupil, reported at the police station on Monday but was not allowed to go home.

That was not the first time he had been to the police over the case.

He had previously visited the police to complain about the “false accusations” against him.

He said he was being targeted by people jealous of his success in the school.

Meanwhile, a protest planned by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), the union to which teachers of the college belong for Wednesday, was called off.

Chairman of the Queen’s College chapter of the union, Comrade Abiodun Oladejo, said the protest was suspended to avoid it being hijacked by unwanted elements.

“We called it off to avoid violence and misunderstanding of our position on the issue,” he said.

A source also mentioned that while the members of the panel set up by the Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Onwuka, was yet to arrive at the college, many more others, including representatives of UNICEF, Lagos State government, visited the college yesterday to investigate the allegations.

He also said the commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, met with some members of staff.

“We are expecting the ministerial panelists.  So many organizations are coming around to investigate the case – UNICEF, Lagos State House of Assembly, Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Sports, etc.  About 10 members of staff met with the Commissioner of Police today,” he said.

This action is following a call by the Queen’s College Old Girls’ Association (QCOGA) for a criminal investigation of the case.

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