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Three siblings attack school teacher for flogging brother in Port Harcourt

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Three siblings attack school teacher for flogging brother in Port Harcourt

The family of a J.S.S.1 student of a secondary school in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, simply identified as Favour, on Monday, accosted a female teacher, Sonia Amadi on her way to work and flogged her for allegedly whipping their child.

According to the punch, the family members also allegedly went into the school compound and locked up the Admin Officer, Joy Ajayi, inside her office and threatened to do the same to her.

It was gathered that it took the intervention of other parents to prevent the family who had physically assaulted the female teacher from beating up the Admin officer.

Speaking with newsmen, an Admin Officer of the school, ‘Silver Bird International School’ Agip, Mile 4, in Port Harcourt, Joy Ajayi said she was in her office on Monday morning when three boys matched in, locked the door and said they wanted to flog her.

“One of the boys carried the scissors we used in doing school work and threatened to stab me. He asked why should they flog his brother in this school,” she narrated.

“All the teachers came out that there was no need for them to take this thing to that extent. But they refused to open the door. There was a parent inside here with me and we were resolving an issue.

“So the parent had to start begging them that they should calm down. They were here for more than 15 to 20 minutes. My teachers were outside trying to get inside but they could not

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“They were saying they would flog me and that we should go and call the Police or lawyer. I now said I have a right to defend myself. As I was talking, that was when their father came, and said they should open the door. They opened the door and their father now said he wanted to take his family and that he would come back later

“Before they came to my office and locked me up, a teacher was flogged, my English teacher Sonia Amadi when she was coming to school.

“They flogged her seriously. She is in the office and I have to ask her to calm down. The mother of the boy also slapped her as she was coming to school

“The same people who came to my office had already accosted my teacher and flogged her seriously. As she was entering the gate they followed her and matched straight to my office, “she added.

It was gathered that the management of the school has lodged a formal complaint at the Ada George Police Division where the teacher was issued a medical form to visit the clinic for treatment.

Meanwhile, a rights group, the Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign, has condemned the alleged assault on the female teacher and invasion of the school by the student’s family

The National Coordinator of the group, Price Wiro, in a statement, said the parents of the student should have reported to the Ministry of Education if they felt their child was treated inappropriately or the Police in case of physical assault rather than taking laws into their hands.

We called on the Police to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident and anybody found culpable should be made to face the law.

“We condemn the invasion of the school by the student’s brothers and the locking up of an admin staff on account that she flogged their child in a manner that they considered inappropriate,” he said.

“I want to advise parents that if you feel that the way your child was treated in school is not right, there are channels for seeking redress. If there are physical signs of assault you can go to the police or the Ministry of Education to make a formal complaint.

“Resort to self-help by taking the laws into your hands is not the way to go. I therefore call on the Police to thoroughly investigate this matter anybody found culpable no matter how highly placed should face the law.”

Three siblings attack school teacher for flogging brother in Port Harcourt

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Tension as policeman guns down colleague at popular Jos market

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Tension as policeman guns down colleague at popular Jos market

A tragic incident unfolded at Terminus Market in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, as a police officer attached to the enforcement team of the Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB) was reportedly shot dead.

Recent mobilization efforts by the state government to crack down on street trading in the area led to increased presence of security operatives, comprising policemen and soldiers, stationed around Terminus Market to ensure strict enforcement of the law.

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Ibrahim Musa recounted to our correspondent that the unfortunate event occurred when security personnel were in pursuit of traders. In an unintended mishap, a police officer was struck by a stray bullet fired by a fellow security officer, resulting in his immediate demise. The Road Safety Corps subsequently evacuated the deceased officer’s body to a nearby hospital.

Confirming the incident, an anonymous market official attributed the officer’s death to a tragic mistake by his colleague. The tense atmosphere that ensued prompted the deployment of teargas cannisters to disperse the gathered crowd.

In response to inquiries, DSP Alabo Alfred, the spokesperson for the state police command, assured that investigations into the matter were ongoing.

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Police arrest masquerader suspected of flogging female nurse in Enugu

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Police arrest masquerader suspected of flogging female nurse in Enugu

Police Operatives serving in the Nsukka Sector of the Enugu State Command’s Anti-Cultism Tactical Squad, have arrested a ‘’masquerade” popularly called Oriokpa, caught on tape physically assaulting a female victim at Ugwuoye Junction, Nsukka.

The man behind the masquerade costume was later identified as Ugwuoke Ebube “m”, aged 22, of Enugu Road, Nsukka.

A statement released by DSP Daniel Ndukwe, says an investigation into the case suggests that the suspect was part of a group of masqueraders that similarly assaulted a female nurse riding a motorcycle, as captured in a viral video in April 2024. He was arraigned in the Nsukka Magistrate Court of Enugu State, Nigeria on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, but was granted bail by the court.

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Ndukwe mentioned that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu while condemning the act, has warned those intending to hide under the guise of culturally celebrating masquerades to commit such criminal acts of assault against fellow citizens to desist forthwith. He stressed that the Command will henceforth not hesitate to bring anyone found wanting to book, just as in the case at hand.

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Host of Lagos birthday party arrested over guest death

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Host of Lagos birthday party arrested over guest death

A woman, Salisu Aishat, and seven others have been arrested in connection with the death of a yet-to-be-identified man in the Ijora Badia area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered on Wednesday that Aishat was celebrating her birthday when she invited some guests to join her in the felicitation on Olayemi Street, Ijora Badia.

Our correspondent gathered that people were busy having fun during the celebration when the victim was suddenly found lying unconscious on the floor where the event was taking place.

In a bid to ascertain his condition, it was learnt that people moved closer to investigate what had happened to him and while assessing the victim, a wound was seen on his head, suggesting that something sinister had happened to him.

Speaking with our correspondent, a source who does not want his name mentioned in print for fear of victimisation said the development threw people who attended the party into confusion.

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The source added that a fight broke out during the party and there was a possibility that the victim was injured during the fight.

The source said, “There was a party on Olayemi Street, Ijora Badia, and a fight broke out during the celebration. Suddenly, the man was found lying down on the ground and when people moved closer to him, they discovered he had died and a wound was on his head.

“The case was reported at the Ijora Badia Division and when policemen got to the scene and did their investigation, they arrested the celebrant who organised the party and some other persons.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, when contacted, said the incident happened around 9.10 pm on April 16, 2024, and that it was a concerned member of the community who reported the case to the police.

He added, “Immediately, the DPO led his patrol team to the scene and the celebrant, Salisu Aishat, and seven others were arrested. A wound was discovered on the head of the corpse.

“The corpse was evacuated and deposited in the Mainland Hospital morgue, Yaba, for preservation and autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.”

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