Anger As Teacher At College In Edo Beats Students With Machete


Some students of Federal Science and Technical College, Uromi in Edo State have sustained injuries after a yet-to-be-identified teacher beat them with a machete.

The students, SaharaReporters gathered, were beaten on various parts of their bodies that have been become sore.

In a video obtained by SaharaReporters, some of the students had injuries on their backs while one of them was injured on his lips.

This has attracted public outrage, with many Nigerians calling for the arrest of the teacher responsible for the beating and assault.

On Saturday, SaharaReporters reported how a 19-month-old baby simply identified as Obinna died after falling into a coma resulting from 31 strokes of the cane he received from his school’s owner, Mrs Ogbo, and her son.

The sad incident was made known by Ebenezer Omejalile, Chief Operating Officer of Advocates for Children and Vulnerable People’s Network, a human rights group.

SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the baby, a pupil of Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School, Asaba, Delta State, was given 31 strokes of the cane for playing with water and getting wet.

The mother of the victim had said the act was perpetrated by the school owner and her son, who tied the hands and legs of the baby before flogging him into a coma.

The woman and her son, who were initially in police custody but released due to agreement with the victim’s family, have been rearrested on Saturday after the baby died.

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