Parent arrested allegedly for beating Son’s Teacher to death
Men of the Delta State Police Command have reportedly arrested a suspect, Nnajiofor Nweke, for flogging his son’s teacher to death after his son was reprimanded by school authorities for stealing two kegs of palm wine.
Delta police command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, who posted it on his X page (formerly Twitter), said the incident occurred on Wednesday, October 18, in Agbor, Ika South LGA Delta state.
He said a student (name withheld) of Alihame Mixed Secondary School, Agbor, alongside others went to a local palm wine shop and allegedly stole two kegs of palm wine.
Edafe said the matter was reported to school authorities following which the students were flogged.
According to him, the suspect stormed the school in protest with a cane and started flogging teachers indiscriminately, adding that one of the teachers, a 33-year-old man slumped and died.
He said the suspect is currently undergoing investigation for murder at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) at the State Command Headquarters in Asaba.
The post reads: “On 18th October 2023, the suspect Nnajiofor Nweke, a father of one student (name withheld) at Alihame Mixed secondary School Agbor, on the said date, his son alongside some other students went to a palm wine shop and allegedly stole two kegs of palm wine. The matter was reported to the school authorities and the students were flogged. The suspect came to the school in protest, with a cane, and started flogging teachers in the school. One of the teachers slumped and died. The suspect is currently in SCID undergoing investigation for a suspected case of murder.”