The student identified as Kelvin Ogheneogaga fell unconscious after he was repeatedly beaten by his teacher even after the student complained of being sick over a leg injury, OccupyGh.com has gathered.
A source close to the incidence said:
“We were begging the teacher not to flog him because Kelvin was not too fine but the teacher refused. Kelvin had an injury in his leg before he was flogged; we do not know if the flogging was what led to his death.”
A senior police officer attached to Ughelli Area Command also confirmed the incident, he said;
“There was a protest by students of Ekiugbo Grammar School, Ekiugbo, in Ughelli over the death of one Kelvin Ogheneogaga, who was said to have been flogged to death by a teacher.
”The teacher had on February 26, 2020, flogged the student for misconduct. After which it was reported that the student on getting home developed complications and was rushed to Ughelli Central Hospital by his family where he died.
“When the news of his death got to the school, it led to a protest by the students who destroyed the school’s vehicles belonging to the principal and teachers.”