A Junior Secondary School 2 pupil of Simple Faith Schools, Agbara, Lagos State, identified as Emmanuel Amidu, has reportedly died after he was flogged by his teacher.
Reports indicate that the minor died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Akinola Amidu, the father of the deceased pupil is adamant that the 12-year-old was flogged by a teacher when he went to school on Thursday, May 12, 2022; adding that the boy started vomiting shortly after the beating.
Furthermore, Amidu disclosed that his son was rushed to a hospital where he died.
Meanwhile, he has accused the management of Simple Faith Schools of complicity in his son’s death; noting that they were covering up his son’s death and protecting the mathematics teacher; who allegedly flogged Emmanuel for not completing his assignment.
“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. So, 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.
“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… 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,” he told the Punch.
Meanwhile, the disconsolate father has urged the police to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the teacher, identified only as Steven, for his son’s demise.