If found culpable, the teachers may be sanctioned according to the laws guiding the state’s education sector. This is as the family of the brutalised girl are planning to sue the state government over the incident.
Those suspected to have carried out the act on the students include Mrs. C. O Coker, the school principal, a Mathematics teacher, whose name was given as Mr. Bello, an Economics teacher named Mr. Bakare, an English teacher whose name was given as Mrs. Tejumaye, her colleague named Mrs. Omoge, as well as the school vice principal, Mrs. Balogun.
The senior secondary 2 student was allegedly stripped of her uniform and canned on her back and bare buttocks and slapped severally. After the beating, the student was thereafter asked to cut grass for four hours in the sun.
Ogunyemi, who stressed that he would not want to conclude on who was guilty since the case was still being investigated, added: “why would the senior girl slap another student, that is very wrong. Also, if the school wants to punish any student, they should only give him or her, at most, four strokes of cane and this has to be supervised by the principal,” he said describing the incident as the height of barbarism.
“All the same, the House Committee on Education is wading into the matter to investigate what happened with a view to preventing a future occurrence,” he said adding that no parent would be happy to see such level of maltreatment on his ward.