Lagos teacher flogs pupil over homework, victim vomits, dies.
Written by News Room on May 25, 2022
A Junior Secondary School 2 pupil of Simple Faith Schools, Agbara, Lagos State, Emmanuel Amidu, has died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Surulere.
The victim’s father, Akinola Amidu, claimed that the 12-year-old was flogged by a teacher when he went to school on Thursday, May 12, 2022. He said his son started vomiting shortly after the beating and was rushed to a hospital, where he gave up the ghost.
The distraught father alleged that the school management was covering up his son’s death and protecting the mathematics teacher, one Steven, who allegedly flogged Emmanuel for not completing his assignment.
Akinola, 45, demanded the arrest and prosecution of the teacher, as he urged the state government and the police to give the family justice.
The school proprietor was contacted on his telephone number, but his wife, Fola Ashaka, who picked up the call, said the media’s enquires on the matter had been forwarded to the appropriate quarters and then cut off the call.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the incident was not reported.