Nigerian Student, Told to Cut Hair, Allegedly Hires Thugs to Assault Teachers – AllAfrica.com

wp header logo 1517
Spread the love

Attacks on schools by students and their parents were common last year, forcing the state government to mandate the students of all public schools and their parents/guardians to sign an undertaking
A secondary school student of Toyon High School, Ere, in Ado-Odo local government area of Ogun state and his mother reportedly hired thugs to brutalise his teachers, witnesses have said.
Attacks on schools by students and their parents were common last year, forcing the state government to mandate students of all public schools and their parents/guardians to sign an undertaking before the resumption for the second term of the 2021/2022 academic session in January 10.
In the undertaking signed by the parents and guardians, they vouched that their wards would be “well behaved and not engage in any act of violence/misdemeanor that can disrupt the smooth running of the school in any form whatsoever.”
Passport photographs of both the student and the parents were attached to the duly signed forms.
In the last quarter of 2021, more than four teachers were reportedly beaten by their students and in some cases, in connivance with hoodlums, a development that attracted criticism.
How trouble started
Just like other students, witnesses said the student and his father, whose names we are withholding until we can get their reactions, also signed the undertaking.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the student had earlier been prevented from entering the class because of his hairstyle.
The school had sent the student out to cut his hair before returning to join his colleagues in the classroom.
But on his return, the student, his mother and the hired thugs reportedly descended on three teachers, inflicting injuries on them.
A staffer of the school who does not want to be named due to the civil service regulation told our reporter that, “three teachers were beaten – Messrs Abel Thomas, Kabir Azeez and Adegun Adekunle”.
“A car belonging to Mr Jolayemi Jeromu was destroyed. One of the thugs was the one who smashed the car’s windscreen.”
When contacted, the Vice Principal of the school, Mariam Onilogbo, 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, he came again with that same hair, 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.
Get the latest in African news delivered straight to your inbox
By submitting above, you agree to our privacy policy.
Almost finished…
We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the process, please follow the instructions in the email we just sent you.
There was a problem processing your submission. Please try again later.
“I now 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 promises. 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.”
Mrs Onilogbo said the student’s mother and one of the thugs have been arrested by the police.
Meanwhile, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the incident, and added that the parents have been arrested.
“The commissioner of police CP Lanre Bankole has ordered that the escaped thugs who accompanied the couple to attack the school should be hunted for and brought to justice. He also directed that the arrested couple should be charged to court without delay,” Mr Oyeyemi said.
Read the original article on Premium Times.
AllAfrica publishes around 500 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.
Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing 500 news and information items daily from over 100 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Washington DC.
Get the latest in African news delivered straight to your inbox
By submitting above, you agree to our privacy policy.
Almost finished…
We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the process, please follow the instructions in the email we just sent you.
There was a problem processing your submission. Please try again later.

source

Read Previous

This online platform aims to help pro se litigants with complex civil cases – Legal Talk Network

Read Next

Former Our Lady of Sorrows of Farmington priest sent to prison in sexual assault cases – Hometown Life

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.