The management of Deeper Life High School in Akwa Ibom State has suspended the principal of the school Solomon Ndidi over the alleged molestation of one of the pupils.
A parent Deborah Okezie whose son is a junior secondary school one student had in a Facebook video alleged that her son was starved, as well as molested by some senior pupils of the school.
Okezie said her son told her that the principal of the school moved him to the senior pupils’ hostel for urinating on his bed, adding that the senior pupils molested him by pushing their hands and legs into his anus and threatened to kill him if he reported to the principal or his mother.
The mother noted that when she reported to the principal, he promised to move the 11-year-old boy back to the junior hostel but reportedly failed to do so.
A statement on Monday by the school management said the principal had been suspended to allow investigation.
“We want to assure the general public that investigations into the case have commenced and no culprits, whether staff of students, will be spared if found culpable at the end of the exercise. As an interim measure and to underscore the seriousness we attach to higher superintending values, the school principal has been suspended summarily even as further investigations continue,” the statement read.
“We firmly assure the discerning public that the overall outcome of the investigations will be made known and appropriate disciplinary actions will be meted to all culprits in this unfortunate act that admittedly threatens to cast unnecessary aspersions on a unique institution that has been a shining example to all over the years.”
Governor Udom Emmanuel had also ordered a probe on the alleged abuse.