Gift Ohanezeze, the bereaved mother of the 19-month-old pupil who died after he was mercilessly beaten by his teacher in Delta, has cried out for justice.
The single mother said the incident happened only three weeks after she registered her baby at the school in Delta. She claimed that her late son, Obinna, was flogged 31 times by Emeka, son of the proprietress of the school, and two other teachers.
Speaking to newsmen amidst tears, she said that she met the school proprietress on Monday, February 7, the same day her son was flogged and was told that her son had committed a grievous offence.
As I was making noise creating a scene for the teacher to come out, pupils from the class came out and told me that ‘our big mummy and uncle, and one aunty tied Obinna with white hanky hand and leg, and was flogging him like a goat.’
I now say who is big mummy, they pointed at the proprietress. I met her and she didn’t deny it, she said Obinna is stubborn, that was why. And I said who held him by the hand and leg, the son came out, looked into my face and he was the one. My younger brother said he should come out, and he slapped my brother,” she said.