Police arrest parents who hired thugs to attack teacher for flogging student in Ogun - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Police arrest parents who hired thugs to attack teacher for flogging student in Ogun

                 Joshua's parents

                Abel Thomas

A teacher with Toyon High School, Ere Village in Ado Odo, Ado Odo/ Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Abel Thomas, was beaten and injured by thugs allegedly hired by parents of one of the students, Joshua Joseph who is SS3.

Joshua’s parents, Mr Oyedele Joseph and Mrs Elizabeth Joseph according to crime report from the Ogun State Police Command were said to have been irked by the effrontery for flogging their son for a misconduct.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who said the incident occurred on Tuesday 18th January 2022, explained that the couple had been arrested for unlawfully invading the school with their accomplices that are now at large.

He said the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the policemen at Ado Odo divisional headquarters, from the school, that parents of one of their students are in the school with thugs and had beaten and injured one of the teachers.

Oyeyemi said their arrested was effected by the Divisional Police Officer, Ado Odo, SP Arowojeun Michael, and his team.

He further explained that preliminary investigation revealed that the teacher Abel Thomas, moderately corrected the student  who then went home to inform his parents that he was beaten by the teacher.

He added, “Having heard from their son, the parents who felt that the teacher has no right to beat their son for any reason mobilised some thugs and stormed the school.

“On getting to the school, they descended heavily on the teacher, beat and injured him.

“They also damaged the back screen of a Toyota Corolla with number plate LSD 395 FV belonging to another teacher of the school, Jolayemi Sunday.”

He said the injured teacher had been taken to hospital for medical treatment.

Recalled that students and parents of public schools in the state were made to sign undertaking forms of good behaviour during their recent resumption on the 10th January 2022 by the state government through its Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Any student caught in the fray risks expulsion and may not get admitted by private secondary schools in the state.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police,  Lanre Bankole has ordered that the escaped thugs who accompanied the couple to attack the school should be hunted for and brought to justice.

He also directed that the arrested couple should be charged to court without delay.

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