Delta Govt Shuts School After 19-Month-Old Pupil Flogged By Teacher Dies
Feb. 13, 2022
The Delta State Government has shut down a primary school in Asaba following the death of a 19-month-old pupil, Obina Udeze.
According to Channels television report, the victim died from injuries sustained after being flogged by a teacher, Emeka Nwogbo on Monday, leaving marks on his body.
The little boy was said to have fallen sick after the beating and was taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba. His health condition deteriorated until he eventually died on Saturday morning.
He explained that the government’s decision to seal up the affected institution is because the proprietor does not have an operational license.
Meanwhile, the accused teacher is currently in police custody while investigations are ongoing. The spokesman of Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said they have commenced investigations into Udeze’s death.