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Emeka Nwogbo, Teacher Accused Of Flogging 19-Month-Old Obinna To Death In Delta State Speaks

Emeka Nwogbo, Teacher Accused Of Flogging 19-Month-Old Obinna To Death In Delta State Speaks

Mr Emeka Nwogbo, a teacher in Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School, Delta state accused of flogging a 19-month-old Obinna Udeze to death has said that the baby did not die by his hands.

It can be recalled that Emeka and his mum, the proprietress of the school, were arrested following the death of a 19-month-old pupil at their school.

However, speaking to newsmen after a delegation of the state government visited the state police command today, Emeka said he flogged the late Obinna ‚Äúlike a baby‚ÄĚ.

When asked why he beat the little boy, Emeka said Obinna was disciplined because he pushed another child.

‚ÄúI did not kill the child, the child was not killed by my hand, I caned him as I‚Äôm supposed to flog a child, I flogged him as little as I can.‚ÄĚ

Reacting to the unfortunate incident, the state police commissioner, CP Ari Muhammed Ali,said  a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death of the deceased child.

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According to latest report, the primary school in which the 19-month-old pupil was mercilessly flogged to death by his teacher has been shut down by the Delta State Government.

It was gathered that the victim died from injuries sustained by his teacher who reportedly flogged him on Monday, leaving marks on his body.

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The little boy was said to have fallen sick after the beating and was taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba. His health condition deteriorated until he eventually died on Saturday morning.

The Delta State Commissioner for Basic Education, Chika Ossai said that the school was not approved by the state government.

He explained that the government’s decision to seal up the affected institution is because the proprietor does not have an operational license.

Meanwhile, the accused teacher is currently in police custody while investigations are ongoing.

The spokesman of Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said they have commenced investigations into Udeze’s death.

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