A teacher has been arrested by the police over the death of a 19-month-old pupil after he allegedly flogged the pupil leaving several marks of the cane on his body.
The teacher with Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School in Asaba, Delta state, Emeka Nwogbo alleged to have mercilessly flogged the pupil identified as Obinna on Monday with several marks of the cane on his body.
The pupil who has been at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Asaba receiving treatment sadly died on Saturday, February 12.
In a video shared by the mother of the victim, the victim was seen on a hospital bed receiving treatment.
The distraught mum said:
“My son has not been himself since the incident, this is him on the hospital bed receiving drip after the incident in the school and up until now, the school has not called to know how he is faring or how it’s going.”
Confirming the incident and the death of the pupil, the spokesperson of the Delta state police command, DSP Edafe Bright, said;
“Yes, it’s true. The pupil died yesterday (Saturday) morning. We have arrested the teacher. He’s currently in our custody and the investigation into the matter continues. He would be charged to court as soon as possible”
This incident comes days after a 2-year-old pupil in Lagos was given 24 strokes of the cane for failing to recite the alphabet.