Reports have emerged of a teacher at the Faith Academy, Ota, Ogun State, Voke Voma, allegedly beating a Senior Secondary School 2 pupil of the school, David Emekeme, to a pulp.
PUNCH Metro reported that the teacher, who is also the school chaplain, allegedly beat David for walking slowly in the chapel.
David, who was beaten with a belt by the teacher, fell unconscious and was rushed to hospital, where he spent three days before he regained consciousness.
The issue caught public attention after the victim’s sister took to her Instagram page to seek for justice.
She said, “This is child abuse… a teacher at the Faith Academy flogged my brother then hit him in his chest; he collapsed and was rushed to hospital and was unconscious for three days. At this point, what my brother did or did not do is not valid; no man has the right to treat someone else’s child like that, not to talk of the fact that the child is placed under their custody with so much trust.
“On top of that, I called the principal and he lied to me that my brother was not in hospital and that he was fine, not until my parents got to Ota and found him in hospital. I am a mother of two and know the value of children, plus we have videos of pupils testifying to this teacher hitting and slapping them all the time; we chose not to put the video out to protect the interest of these kids. So, guys, please help me re-post, let’s get justice for David.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, told our informed that the parties involved had decided to resolve the issue between them.
When contacted, The Principal, Faith Academy, Olumuyiwa Shopitan declined to comment on the incident.
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