A Junior Secondary School (JSS) student Kelvin Ogheneogaga, of Ekiugbo Grammar School, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has died after he was allegedly flogged by a teacher.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that his death cascaded into serious pandemonium in the community on the 26th of February as angry students attacked the teacher, destroyed the principal’s office and pelted a police vehicle with stones.
Sources disclosed that the students had earlier informed the teacher that Kelvin was not feeling well on account of a leg injury adding that the teacher continued beating the student, nevertheless.
The arrival of police did not calm the situation as the students continued in their protest and pelting them with stones.
As at press time, efforts to reach the Delta State police boss Hafiz Inuwa for comment proved unsuccessful.
But a senior police officer attached to Ughelli Area Command told newsmen that “There was 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.” he added.