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12-year-old School Pupil Dies After Flogging By Teacher



12-years-old School Pupil Dies After Flogging By Teacher

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.

He said, “I was at home that Thursday because I was on leave. I recall that Emmanuel asked me for money to buy a new exercise book and I gave him N500 to buy the book and give the remaining change to his sister.

“Later that day, I was called by the management of the school that Emmanuel was vomiting. Meanwhile, this was a boy who left home without any health issue. I had to go to the school and we moved him to a hospital.

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“I later learnt that the whole thing started after their class teacher, Mr Steven, beat the whole of his class for not completing their mathematics assignment.

“Emmanuel was actually using my phone torchlight to do his assignment a day before, but I had to collect the phone from him and his sister because I needed to be in contact with the office. We had issues with our electricity at home.

“It was at LUTH that I lost my son. Meanwhile, the management of the school quickly ran to the Morogbo Police Station at Agbara to report that my son died from vomiting.

“How can somebody just die from vomiting if nothing triggers it? The management of the school is trying to protect the teacher.”

Akinola, 45, demanded the arrest and prosecution of the teacher, as he urged the state government and the police to give the family justice.

Emmanuel’s 13-year-old sister, Rachael, told PUNCH Metro that her brother vomited after he was beaten.

She said, “I was called by our English teacher that my brother was not feeling fine and he did not eat and had been sleeping.

“His friend told me that they were beaten for not doing their sums in mathematics and after that he was just sleeping and vomiting.”

The school Principal, Adetayo Akanji, described the incident as unfortunate.

He said, “I was there when Emannuel died on Friday and it was unfortunate that it happened this way. Yes, Steven flogged the whole class for not doing their sums, but not with the intention to hurt them.

“Some hours after that, he (Emmanuel) placed his head on his desk and he started vomiting, after which water was poured on his head.

“When he started to vomit, the proprietor called me and we took the boy to the hospital. In fact, the father joined us when he was taken to LUTH where he and I were running around to get prescribed drugs for him. But before we came back, he had given up. Our school reported the matter at the Morogbo Police Station.”

The school proprietor was contacted on his telephone number, but his wife, Fola Ashaka, who picked up the call, said PUNCH Metro’s enquires on the matter had been forwarded to the appropriate quarters, she then cut off the call.

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She said, “Your message sent earlier to me has been received and it has been sent to the appropriate quarters.”

Efforts to speak to the teacher involved in the incident were abortive, as neither the principal nor the proprietor’s wife was willing to provide his contact.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the incident was not reported.

“I have called the DPO of Morogbo Police Station and he confirmed that no such case was reported there,” he added.

In 2020, a secondary school teacher in Isawo, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, identified only as Emmanuel, was reported to have beaten a pupil to death over the student’s inability to answer a question in class.

The state police command had said that the matter was also not reported.

A lawyer, Toyin Taiwo, said the Lagos State Government had prohibited flogging of children in schools.

“Children have rights and they must be respected. This is one of the reasons for training programmes organised for teachers, parents and guardians on how to handle children,” she added.

According to the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, all forms of abuse of children are criminal.

She said, “This is evident in the enactment of the Child Rights Law which came into force in 2007 but amended in 2015. Since then, the state has gone on to formulate policies that pertain to safeguarding and protecting children, especially in child centres, institutions and schools. To this end, all forms of child abuse, including physical or sexual, are criminal in nature and the full wrath of the law would be unleashed on anybody found culpable.”



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Serial Rapist On the Prowl In Ogun – Police



Serial Rapist On the Prowl In Ogun - Police

A yet-to-be-identified serial killer is currently on the prowl in the Remo axis of Ogun, the state police command has warned.

Remo is located in the Ogun East Senatorial District, consisting of Sagamu, Ikenne and Remo North Local Government Areas of Ogun.

Recently, a female student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, was raped and killed in the axis by unknown persons.

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In a statement on Friday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said “the modus operandi of the serial killer is to pretend as a commercial motorcyclist popularly known as okada rider and pick his targeted victim as a passenger.”

Such victims, Oyeyemi said, are mainly women, who would be “taken to an isolated area, raped and brutally murdered in cold blood.”

According to the police spokesperson, the command is making efforts to apprehend the hoodlum; adding however, that it is necessary to alert the public to be on their guard and be wary of any okada rider with whom they want to embark on a journey, especially at night.

“For safety reasons, the command hereby advises that passengers should endeavour to demand the phone number of any okada rider who wants to carry them in the night.

“They should also make a call to such a number to ascertain its authenticity.

“This will give security agencies a lead in their investigation in the event of any untoward development,” Oyeyemi advised.

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Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has assured Ogun residents that everything would be done to fish out the serial killer within the shortest possible period.

He urged the masses to cooperate with the police by giving useful information that could assist in the onerous task.


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Where Is Anochie Fidel Ezechukwu ?



Where Is Anochie Fidel Ezechukwu ?

By Ijeoma F.
This is Mr Anochie Ezechukwu, known as ‘Wiselabour’. On Tuesday the 2nd of August, 2022, he woke up like every other hard-working, responsible family man and went about his normal business. He runs a bar/relaxation spot at his home town in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State. His business has been boosting the economy of his community in its little way…

Mr. Ezechukwu was preparing for the day’s business when Men of the Nigerian Army and other security forces in full uniform with about 20 vehicles in convoy invaded his business premises and totally destroyed his bar! They tied him up like a ram about to be slaughtered, inflicted some injuries on him and took him away to an unknown destination.

Note that in all these, Mr. Ezechukwu was never on the run, never had any criminal questions/allegations/records on his head, was not in hiding, and never gave any form of resistance to the arrest. So why tie him up like a chicken? Why trample on his human dignity? Why strip him naked him and reduce him to nothingness? Why destroy his place of business? WHY, WHY, WHY?

Till date none of his family members, wife, friends have been able to locate him

The accusation against Mr. Ezechukwu is that unknown gunmen may be patronizing his business….Like how on Earth are we reduced to this level in this country? How can the offence of someone who manages a bar/relaxation spot be that “Unknown gunmen” come to take a drink in his establishment?

These are supposed to be UNKNOWN gunmen right? So if they are unknown to the army and all the security formations whose job it is to catch them , then how come these security formations that know these unknown gunmen and the fact that they visit Mr. Ezechukwu’s place of business left the unknown gunmen and more or less “kidnapped” Mr. Ezechukwu? Something is not right!

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This fate that has befallen Mr Ezechukwu is duplicated all over South East. You are an endangered species if you are a young man living in any part of the South East especially in Imo and some parts of Anambra.

The general public should please come to the aid of the family. Help me ask questions. Where is Mr. ANOCHIE FIDEL EZECHUKWU? HQ Nigerian Army , Nigerian police , members of civil societies, ordinary Nigerians, the masses help us please.

The life of Mr. Ezechukwu, a responsible hardworking Nigerian must not be wasted just like that. He is a family man. His wife must not be made a widow for no just cause.

All the family ask is that they know his whereabouts. It is his constitutional right to be entitled to fair hearing, and be treated with dignity no matter the allegation. He has the right to his family and legal representation!


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BREAKING: Uduak Frank Akpan To Die By Hanging For Killing Job Seeker Umoren



BREAKING: Uduak Frank Akpan To Die By Hanging For Killing Job Seeker Umoren

Uduak Frank Akpan who was accused of raping and killing a job seeker Iniubong Umoren has been sentenced to death by hanging.

Justice Bassey Nkanang of the Akwa Ibom State High Court gave the ruling on Thursday.

Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, University of Uyo (UNIUYO) was raped, murdered and buried in a shallow grave by Akpan in April 2021.

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Akpan lured the victim, who was 26 years old, to his family residence at Nung Ikono Obio village in Uruan local government area with a job offer.

The body was later exhumed from the shallow grave by the police team, who were guided by the prime suspect, described as a serial rapist.

The remains of Umoren were later laid to rest.

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