Deadly Flogging: Delta Shuts School, Says It’s Unapproved

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The Delta State Government has shut down Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School, Asaba, Delta State, after a teacher allegedly flogged a 19-month-old pupil, Obina Udeze, to death.

The teacher, Emeka Nwogbo, is the son of the school proprietress.

The suspect allegedly flogged the toddler on Monday, February 7, 2022, leaving marks of cane on his body.

The little boy was said to have died at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, on Saturday, February 12.

However, the state Commissioner for Primary Education, Mr Chika Ossai, told our correspondent on Sunday that the government had shut down the school.

He said, “Yes, this (Sunday) morning, the government swung into action and sealed the school. Secondly, it is not an approved school.

“The proprietress and the son are in police custody. So, the state government is very serious about the incident and we will follow it to the end to make sure that those operating illegal schools are dealt with properly.

It is easier to monitor registered schools, but for those illegal ones, we will continue to close them down.”

While frowning on the incident, Ossai urged school operators to be mindful of the way they treated their pupils.

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