There was chaos in a secondary school in Delta state after a teacher reportedly flogged a student to death.
A student identified as Kelvin Ogheneogaga of Ekiugbo Grammar School, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has died after he was allegedly flogged by a teacher.
Reports reaching 1st News revealed that the demise instigated pandemonium in the community on Wednesday, February 26. After the teacher flogged the young lad to death; the furious students in the school premises also decided to vent their anger.
They destroyed some of the school’s property as well as pelted a vehicle with stones.
Sources disclosed that the students had earlier informed the teacher that Kelvin was not feeling well on account of a leg injury adding that the teacher continued beating the student, nevertheless.
The arrival of police did not calm the situation as the students continued in their protest; and also pelting them with stones.
As at press time, efforts to reach the Delta State police boss Hafiz Inuwa for comment proved unsuccessful.
But a senior police officer attached to Ughelli Area Command told newsmen that “There was a protest by students of Ekiugbo Grammar School, Ekiugbo, in Ughelli over the death of one Kelvin Ogheneogaga, who was said to have been flogged to death by a teacher.
”The teacher had on February 26, 2020, flogged the student for misconduct; after which it was reported that the student on getting home developed complications; and was rushed to Ughelli Central Hospital by his family where he died.
“When the news of his death got to the school, it led to a protest by the students who destroyed the school’s vehicles belonging to the principal and teachers,” he added.