Two students of Meteorite Standard School, Ayetoro in Ogun State, who were late to school were tied to crosses and whipped with horsewhips. A police officer who tried to rescue the two students was also beaten with a horsewhip. Continue reading below…
Students Reportedly Tied to Crosses and Flogged for Being Late to School.
Two people have been arrested in Ogun State after two students were tied to and flogged with horsewhips — an alleged punishment for being late.
The two – including the proprietor and a principal – were taken into custody after a police officer stumbled across the incident.
The proprietor, Afolayan Joseph, and the yet-to-be-identified principal were said to have tied the pupils for allegedly coming late to school.
The policeman, who is attached to the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit, told Punch that the pupils were tied to the wooden crosses in the open.
He said, “I was going to work this morning (Wednesday) when I saw some cars parked by the roadside. I discovered that it was because of some pupils that were tied to crosses. When I saw it, I parked and went to meet the proprietor of the school. I introduced myself as a policeman and told him to untie the pupils. He refused, saying there was nothing anybody could tell him that would make him to release them.
“When I tried to untie the pupils, the proprietor and his teachers beat me up. Before I returned from picking handcuffs from my car, they had grabbed a friend who was with me, Omaje iremi, and beaten him up with a horsewhip.
“I entered the school – with the help of some neighbours who gathered around – to arrest him, but he refused to follow me. I then called the Divisional Police Officer of the Itele Police Station and he sent some policemen to the school, who took everybody to the station.”