A instructor at CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos, Mr Ikena Ekwenam, has been arrested by the police for inflicting accidents on his 10-year-old pupil, David Uwakwe.
Ekwenam, who teaches Agricultural Science on the college, beat up the Junior Secondary School 2 pupil for allegedly failing to come back early for a make-up check.
According to Sunday PUNCH the instructor on Friday, November 22, went to Uwakwe’s class and advised him he couldn’t discover his script on the continual evaluation earlier carried out, asking him to come back for a make-up.
It was gathered that the week was slated for revisions and Uwakwe couldn’t go for the check at Ekwenam’s workplace till a lot later within the day when the instructor was not round.
Angry that the boy didn’t present up on time, the instructor reportedly went to his class and gave him a number of strokes of cane, inflicting a dislocation to his arm within the course of.
His mom, Adejoke, advised our correspondent that she was shocked to search out marks of beating on her son’s physique when she went to choose him up after the closing time.
“As I acquired to the college that afternoon, a few of his classmates ran to me and mentioned their Agric instructor beat David (Uwakwe) and he sustained accidents. I met my little one in entrance of the college clinic which was already closed and took him to the Vice Principal Administration.
“The VP directed the clinic officers to provide him anti-tetanus injection and antibiotics as a result of there have been bruises throughout his physique and he was bleeding. I took him to the principal who pleaded with me. I left the college with my little one and known as my brother-in-law as a result of my husband was not round. I advised him what occurred.
“Before he met us at the place we had been, my son’s hand had swollen. I went again to the college with my brother-in-law and the principal was offended with us. I advised the principal that one of many lecturers should comply with us to the hospital and one Mr Mayowa was assigned to comply with us to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi. It was found on the hospital that the boy had a dislocation within the arm area.
“People at the hospital wondered if he had an accident because there were marks of cane on his two hands and buttocks. They were annoyed. The doctor treated him and put POP (Plaster of Paris) in his hand. He was discharged the following day.”
Adejoke mentioned the boy had an accident in December final year and suffered a fracture to his proper thigh, forcing him to endure a surgical procedure.
She said that he stopped utilizing crutches some weeks in the past, including that she was pained that the college didn’t take the case significantly.
She mentioned she consequently petitioned the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
The lady said, “They did a test in school and he participated. The teacher misplaced his script and told him to come for a makeup. The boy said they were in the revision week and that teachers were coming one after the other into their class to teach them. It was in the afternoon that he went to see the teacher and he didn’t meet him in the office. The man then came to his class; took him out and flogged him angrily. I was told that his class teacher did not intervene.”
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