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Two arrested as student, parents hire thugs to assault teachers

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A secondary school student, Joshua Joseph, and his mother reportedly hired some thugs, invaded the Toyon High School, Ere, Ado-Odo, in the Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State and brutalised three teachers.

The assault on teachers happened a few weeks after the mandatory undertaking forms were recently signed by parents, as part of the efforts to curb the act assault in the state.

Our correspondent gathered that in the last quarter of 2021, more than four teachers were beaten by their students, majorly in connivance with hoodlums.

And on Tuesday, the act reared its ugly head when the student and his mother invaded the school with hired thugs and inflicted injuries on three teachers.

It was gathered that Joseph had earlier been prevented from entering the class because of his hairstyle.

A teacher identified as Mr. Kabir Azeez had told the student to go and cut his hair before entering the classroom.

But, Joseph was said to have returned to the school with his mum and the thugs, who attacked the teachers.

An eyewitness said, “Three teachers were beaten – Messrs Abel Thomas, Kabir Azeez and Adegun Adekunle. The car that was destroyed belongs to Mr. Jolayemi Jeromu. One of the thugs, Posu Baale, was the one who smashed the car’s windscreen.”

The Vice-Principal, Mariam Onilogbo, confirmed the development.

She said, “On Monday, we asked our student to go and cut his hair because the hair he brought to school was not acceptable in the school. Yesterday (Tuesday), he came again with that same hair and we told him to go and cut the hair.

“I collected his bag and told him to come back after cutting the hair. Coming back to school, he came with two men and two women to accuse us that why should we ask him to go and cut his hair.

“I told them that if we cannot tell him to cut his hair, all of them should leave my office. I gave them his bag and told them to go and be teaching him at home.

“They went out and I started to hear noises within the school premises. They started beating the teachers. They smashed the windscreen of a car parked within the school.

“Yesterday evening, they came to our quarters again, claiming that we stole their phone. They almost attacked us. We told them their phone is not with us. They came to meet us again this morning, but we thank God no one was attacked again.”

The Vice Principal added that the mother and one of the thugs have been arrested by the police.

It was gathered that the teachers invited the police after locking up the suspects in the computer room.

Confirming the incident, the Police Command in the state said the parents of the students have been arrested.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

According to him, the couple, Oyedele Nutai Joseph, and his wife, Elizabeth Joseph ,were on the 18th of January 2022, arrested by men of Ogun state police command for unlawfully invading the school.

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