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Teacher arrested as one-and-a-half-year old pupil dies after brutal flogging

Teacher arrested as one-and-a-half-year old pupil dies after brutal flogging

Emeka Nwogbo, a teacher at Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School in Asaba, Delta state, has been arrested over the death of his 19-month-old pupil.

Nwogbo was said to have flogged the pupil on Monday, leaving several marks of the cane on his body.

The teacher is said to be a son to the proprietress of the private school.

It is understood that days after the incident, the pupil took ill and was taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Asaba where he eventually died.


As of the time of this report, it is unclear what the pupil did to prompt the teacher’s action.

Cobfitming the development, Bright Edafe, Delta State Police Command’s spokesperson, confirmed that the pupil died on Saturday morning.

“Yes, it’s true. The pupil died yesterday (Saturday) morning. We have arrested the teacher. He’s currently in our custody and the investigation into the matter continues. He would be charged to court as soon as possible,” he said.

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