Lagos teacher flogs 12-year old student, boy dies

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Emmanuel Amidu, a Junior Secondary School 2 student of Simple Faith Schools in Agbara, Lagos State, died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Surulere.

The victim's father, Akinola Amidu, alleged that the 12-year-old was flogged by a teacher on Thursday, May 12, 2022, when he went to school.

Emmanuel Amidu, a Junior Secondary School 2 student of Simple Faith Schools in Agbara, Lagos State
Emmanuel Amidu, a Junior Secondary School 2 student of Simple Faith Schools in Agbara, Lagos State

He claimed that his kid began vomiting shortly after the assault and was brought to the hospital, where he died.

The bereaved father claimed that the school administration was concealing his son's death and sheltering the mathematics instructor, Steven, who allegedly flogged Emmanuel for failing to complete his assignment.

Emmanuel’s 13-year-old sister noted that her brother vomited after he was beaten, in a statement made available by The Punch.

She said, “I was called by our English teacher that my brother was not feeling fine and he did not eat and had been sleeping.

“His friend told me that they were beaten for not doing their sums in mathematics and after that he was just sleeping and vomiting.”

The school Principal, Adetayo Akanji, described the incident as unfortunate.

He said, “I was there when Emannuel died on Friday and it was unfortunate that it happened this way. Yes, Steven flogged the whole class for not doing their sums, but not with the intention to hurt them.

“Some hours after that, he (Emmanuel) placed his head on his desk and he started vomiting, after which water was poured on his head.

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