A student at the Junior Secondary School (JSS) Kelvin Ogheneogaga, of the Ekiugbo Grammar School, Ughelli North, a region of the Delta state government, died after he was mercilessly flogged by a teacher.
9jatoday got informed that his death has sparked a protest among students on February 26.
It was gathered that the angry students attacked the teacher, destroyed the principal’s office and threw stones at a police vehicle.
A source, who preferred anonymity, said the students informed the professor that Kelvin was not feeling well because of a leg injury.
He said that the teacher continues to beat the student, however.
He said: “We were begging the teacher not to flog him because Kelvin was not doing very well, but the teacher refused. Kelvin had a leg injury before he was flogged; we don’t know if flogging was what led to his death.
The arrival of the police did not calm the situation, as the students expressed their anger, throwing them with stones and other dangerous weapons.
Efforts to reach the Delta State Police Chief, Hafiz Inuwa, have been abortive.
But the senior police officer at Ughelli Area Command said: “There were protests from students at Ekiugbo Grammar School, Ekiugbo, in Ughelli, over the death of a Kelvin Ogheneogaga, who was allegedly flogged by a teacher.
On February 26, 2020, the teacher flogged the student for misconduct, after which it was reported that the student on arriving home developed complications and was rushed to Ughelli Central Hospital by his family where he died.
“When the news of his death reached the school, it led to a protest from the students who destroyed the school vehicles owned by the principal and the teachers.”