A student from Ekiugbo Grammar School in Ughelli area of Delta has died in hospital after being flogged by the teacher.
The boy who is identified as Kelvin Ogheneogaga was a junior student flogged by his teacher until he was confirmed dead.
An eyewitness told The Nation that the teacher continued flogging the late student even after he complained of being sick over a leg injury.
“We were begging the teacher not to flog him because Kelvin was not too fine but the teacher refused. Kelvin had an injury in his leg before he was flogged; we do not know if the flogging was what led to his death.”
A senior police officer attached to Ughelli Area Command also confirmed the incident, he said;
“There was protest by students of Ekiugbo Grammar School, Ekiugbo, in Ughelli over the death of one Kelvin Ogheneogaga, who was said to have been flogged to death by a teacher.
”The teacher had on February 26, 2020 flogged the student for misconduct, after which it was reported that the student on getting home developed complications and was rushed to Ughelli Central Hospital by his family where he died.
“When the news of his death got to the school, it led to a protest by the students who destroyed the school’s vehicles belonging to the principal and teachers.”