Delta Government Shuts Down School Where Teachers Flogged Pupil To Death.
The Delta State government has ordered the closure of Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School in Asaba, where the proprietress and her son are accused of flogging a one-year-old student to death.
On Monday, February 7, 2022, a 19-month-old infant named Obinna died after the school owner, Mrs Ogbo, and her son, Emeka Nwogbo, gave him 31 strokes of the cane.
The youngster had been beaten to the point of unconsciousness, and the abuse had left various bruises on his body.
The youngster died at the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba, the state capital, five days later.
However, Chika Ossai, the State Commissioner for Primary Education, informed The Punch on Sunday that the school had been closed down by the government.
He said, “Yes, this (Sunday) morning, the government swung into action and sealed the school for now. Secondly, it is not an approved school.
“The proprietress and the son are in police custody so the state government is very serious about the incident and would follow it to the end, to make sure that those who are operating illegal schools will be dealt with properly.
“Because it will be easier to monitor registered schools but for those illegal ones, we will continue to close them down.”