The management of the Deeper Life High School has finally reacted to the alleged assault of one of its students in its school in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom.
The management has suspended the principal of the school in Akwa Ibom State, Solomon Ndidi, over the alleged molestation of one of the pupils.
mNaija understands that the mother of the 11-year-old student, Deborah Okezie, had in a viral Facebook claimed that her son was starved and molested by his seniors after the principal moved him to their dormitory for urinating on his bed.
Okezie said her son told her the senior students inserted their hands and legs into his anus while also issuing death threats to him if he report such to his parents or the school principal, Solomon Ndidi, who was recently suspended over the matter.
She had thereafter narrated how she was attacked at the office of the Commissioner for Education in the state, Enobong Mbobo, who had invited her and her son for questioning on the instruction of the state government.
In a statement on Tuesday on Twitter, the school said it will address the public on the alleged assault and molestation of the student and what has transpired since the news broke.
This news medium learned that the victim’s father, Iniobong Archibong, has received the medical report of his son from the hospital. He, however, noted that he would only disclose the content of the report after consultation with his lawyer.
According to Archibong, his son has not yet been discharged, saying that as soon as he is discharged, we will let the public know.
“I just got a medical report today from the hospital. I would only disclose the content of the report after consultation with my lawyer.
“He has not yet been discharged. As soon as he is discharged, we will let the public know,” he told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday.
Meanwhile, apparently being disturbed by the Facebook post, the state government immediately swung into action to set up an investigation team to unravel the alleged abuse.
Governor, Udom Emmanuel, who ordered the state Commissioner for Education, Dr Enobong Mboho, to probe the alleged abuse, pledged that no stone would be left unturned in getting to the root of the alleged dastard act.
The statement said, “We want to assure the general public that investigations into the case have commenced and no culprits, whether staff or students, will be spared if found culpable at the end of the exercise. As an interim measure and to underscore the seriousness we attach to higher superintending values, the school principal has been suspended summarily even as further investigations continue.
“We firmly assure the discerning public that the overall outcome of the investigations will be made known and appropriate disciplinary actions will be meted to all culprits in this unfortunate act that admittedly threatens to cast unnecessary aspersions on a unique institution that has been a shining example to all over the years.”