Delta: Teacher arrested by Police over ‘caning’ 19-month-old pupil to death

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Emeka Nwogbo, a teacher at Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School in Asaba, Delta state, is under arrest in connection with the death of his 19-month-old pupil.

Nwogbo allegedly flogged the pupil on Monday, leaving several marks of the cane on his body.

The teacher, said to be son of the proprietress of the private school, it was understood, had caned the pupil who took ill days after, and was taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba where he eventually died.

As of the time of this report, it was unclear what the pupil did to prompt the teacher’s action.

But in a chat Bright Edafe, the state Police command’s spokesperson, confirmed that the pupil died on Saturday morning.

Said Edafe: “The pupil died yesterday (Saturday) morning. We have arrested the teacher. He’s currently in our custody and the investigation into the matter continues. He would be charged to court as soon as possible.”

There have been in recent time, concerns about the rising cases of teachers subjecting their pupils to hostile treatments that are widely condemned by the public.

The incident also comes at about the same time when another teacher in Lagos was accused of giving a two-year-old pupil 24 strokes of the cane over her inability to recite the English alphabet.

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