Omotoshola Sarimakin, Ondo
A teacher at the Comforter City International School, Pakuro, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, Grace Akinoso, has been hospitalised after members of the family of a pupil, James Efeniye, allegedly brutalised her on the school premises.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Grace was attacked for using her phone to make a video recording of James’s father and two brothers, Ezekiel and Samuel, while allegedly assaulting a National Youth Service Corps member, identified simply as Jeremiah.
Jeremiah was said to have punished James for acting rudely during the assembly, but one of his brothers, Hebrew, rushed out of the school to inform their parents.
During a visit to the school on Tuesday, one of the teachers, Sarah Orimisan, told Newsmen that James’ father allegedly slapped the corps member when he got to the school.
She said, “During assembly this morning, Jeremiah was cautioning a pupil, James Efeniye, to behave well. But he started acting rudely and kept bragging; out of annoyance, Jeremiah got a cane and flogged him. I instructed James to kneel down and cautioned him against bragging. He said the school administrator slapped him in the face the previous day and Jeremiah caned him today (Tuesday) and I told him that his teachers had the right to do so if he misbehaves.
“I asked him what he did that made Mrs
Ajayi to beat him and he said he told her that he could not see her stupid handwriting on the board. James brother, Hebrew, suddenly said he wanted to pick his bag from home, but I told him to go back to his classroom. I later heard that Hebrew found his way home to call his father, who came to the school with two of his elder sons, Ezekiel and Samuel. Immediately the father entered the school, he went to meet Jeremiah and slapped him.
Report have it that the incident was reported at the Mowe Police Division, where policemen were mobilised to the scene.
However,When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.