Teacher flogged to death for discipline students in Delta - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, October 19, 2023

Teacher flogged to death for discipline students in Delta

A teacher at Alihami Mixed Secondary School, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State,
Mr. Sunday Ufuah has been allegedly flogged to death by a parent on Wednesday.

The incident, it was gathered occurred after some students allegedly scaled the school’s fence and stole palm wine at a shop outside the school promises.

“Some of the students went to steal palm wine at a shop at the back of the school. When the school authority was alerted on the development, the boys were identified and disciplinary action was taken against them.

A source who pleaded anonymity said, “one of the boys, a JSS 1 student got home and told the father that he was flogged by the teacher”.

The source added that the parent identified as Mr. Nweke stormed the school angrily with a cane and started molesting and flogging some of the teachers.

He said the deceased who untill his death, was a Physics teacher in the school, collapsed and died in the process. 

He died before arriving Agbor General Hospital.

The teachers of the school staged a protest on Thursday against the death of their colleague.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, Mr. Bright Edafe confirmed the incident, saying “the suspect is in custody and investigation is ongoing.”

Meanwhile the State Commissioner for Secondary Education Commissioner, Mrs. Rose Ezewu, condemned the attack, describing it as an affontry taken too far by a failed parent

Ezewu who paid a condolence visit to family of the late teacher at his Boji Boji Owa residence, said the State government under Governor Sheriff Oborevwori would not condone attacks on teachers in the state.

She assured that the state government would act within the confines of the law to make sure that the family of Mr Sunday Ufuah gets justice.

Ezewu said: “The Ministry of Secondary Education feels your pains in this moment of grief over the passing of your colleague of whom I was reliably told, was a calm, intelligent and dedicated teacher who impacted positively on the society.

“I share more in your grief because Mr Ufuah was one of us in the teaching profession. How irresponsibility has so degenerated in our society to the extent that parents now invade schools to assault their children’s teachers for correcting them calls for concern.

“Whoever does not want their children to be taught good morals should keep them at home. Having been a committed teacher who died while carrying out his duty, his children are hereby given scholarship which will cover their secondary education”

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