Nigeria: Delta police charge man suspected of whipping teacher to death
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
ASABA—Delta State Police Command, yesterday, paraded one Mr. Nnajiofor Nweke, for allegedly flogging a teacher to death in Alihame Mixed Secondary School, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the state.
Nweke was alleged to have committed the offence in retaliation for the disciplinary action against his son.
The deceased, Mr. Sunday Ufua, was until his death, a physics teacher in the school.
Parading the suspect, Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Bright Edafe said “On 18th October 2023, at about 9 am , one Nnajiofor Nweke, father to one Emmanuel Nweke went to Alihame Mixed Secondary School, Agbor where his child schools.
“The suspect went to the school premises aggressively in search of one of the school teachers over a punishment meted to his son at the school.
“When the suspect saw the teacher, he grabbed a stick inside the school and started flogging him. Meanwhile, another teacher tried to intervene and stop him on Sunday in Ufa, but collapsed and was taken to the central hospital. ” where doctors pronounced him dead.
“The suspect is currently in custody and investigations are ongoing.”
When told to journalists about the allegations, Nweke, a 44-year-old butcher, denied whipping the deceased teacher. He claimed that he was only on school grounds at the time of the incident. The man fell down.
He said that he went to school after being informed that his 12-year-old son, a JSS 2 student, had been caned by his teacher. “When I got to school, I asked what his son had done, so I couldn’t invite him to school.”
One of the teachers said that his son had gone into the bushes to drink palm wine. He said he had called.
“While I was whipping with a whip that was on the table, a teacher told me to wait for the report from the principal. went out.
“Later, my daughter called and said that the teacher who had taken care of her earlier had collapsed. I hurried back.”