- School shut down, mother and son arrested
Obinna, a one-year-and-seven-month-old infant, died after slipping into a coma as a consequence of 31 cane strokes from his school’s owner, Mrs Ogbo, and her son.
Ebenezer Omejalile, the Chief Operating Officer of Advocates for a Human Rights Organization, Children and Vulnerable People’s Network, informed the public about the occurrence.
According to CheCheblogs, the stated student at Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School in Asaba, Delta State, received 31 strokes of the cane for playing with water and becoming wet.
According to the victim’s mother, Obinna’s wrists and legs were chained before he was flogged into a coma by the school proprietress and her son.
The lady and her son, who had been arrested by police but had been released after reaching a agreement with the victim’s family, were re-arrested on Saturday after hearing that the infant had died.
The baby died while being treated by doctors at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Asaba.
Meanwhile, the state government has closed and sealed the school as a result of the incident.
On Sunday, Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Special Duties, Ossai Ovie Success, announced the school’s closure on his Facebook page.
“We have closed the school in Asaba where the little child was flogged to death,” Ossai remarked of the institution’s closure.