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Police arrests man for allegedly flogging teacher to death in Delta



The Delta State Police Command has arrested and paraded one Nnajiofor Nweke who reportedly flogged a teacher in Alihame Mixed Secondary School, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the state leading to his death.

According to reports, Nweke committed the offence in order to avenge a disciplinary action against his son.

The deceased, Sunday Ufua, was a Physics teacher in the school.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, while parading the suspect stated that “On 18th October 2023, at about 9 am, one Nnajiofor Nweke, father to one Emmanuel Nweke went to Alihame Mixed Secondary School, Agbor where his child schools.

“The suspect went to the school premises aggressively in search of one of the school teachers over a punishment meted to his son at the school.

“The suspect on sighting the said teacher picked a cane in the school and started flogging him during which another teacher one Ufah Sunday while trying to mediate and stop him slumped and was rushed to central hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor.

“Suspect is currently in custody and investigation is ongoing.”

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However, Nweke, a 44 years old butcher, while narrating his own side of the story to newsmen, denied flogging the deceased teacher.

He maintained that he was only in the school premises when the man slumped.

He noted that he had gone to the school after he was informed that his son, a 12 year old JSS 2 student was flogged by a teacher.

“On getting to the school, l asked what my son did that they could not invite me to the school,” he queried.

He said one of the teachers told him that his son went to the bush to drink palm wine, and he called him a useless father who could not control his children, and would leave them to go and steal.

“As l carried a cane that was on the table to flog him, one of the teachers advised that l should wait for the Principal to report the matter to him. At that time, it was getting to the time of my business, so l went out.

“Later, my daughter called and said that the teacher that used to look after them had slumped and l rushed back,” he narrated.

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