A teacher simply identified as Mr. Emmanuel has reportedly flee after he allegedly beat his student to death at Elihans College in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
A Twitter user, Ridwan Oyewunmi, who claimed the deceased is his junior brother, said the boy was beaten to death on Thursday over his failure to correctly answer a question asked of him during their mathematics session.
Oyewunmi said the school authorities had made them believe the young boy, whom he identified as Boluwatife Omelaja, had slumped and died while attempting to answer a question in the front of the classroom.
He also alleged that the deceased’s sibling, Lateef Omelaja, was prevented from leaving the school premises in order to prevent him from telling them what happened and to buy Mr. Emmanuel more time to run away.
Twitter NG i just lost my brother to School Teacher Brutality.😭💔
Mr Emmanuel(frame 1)is a sec school teacher at Elihans college, Ikorodu in Lagos
— i_am_makanaki (@RidwanOyewunmi) November 27, 2020
“I just lost my brother to School Teacher Brutality. Mr. Emmanuel is a sec school teacher at Elihans college, Ikorodu in Lagos,” Oyewunmi wrote in a Twitter thread.
“He beat up my brother Boluwatife Omelaja (frame 2) to death on the 26th of November on the school premises because he couldn’t answer a math question he was asked correctly.
“The school initially made us believe he slumped and died while he was trying to answer the question on the board, a boy who wasn’t ill or showed any sign of sickness before.
“He was brought home in the school’s bus by the school proprietress and principal, along with Mr. Emma-whom we didn’t know was the killer at that time, and he was buried a few hours later according to the Muslims doctrine.
“Meanwhile Bolu’s other brother, Lateef Omelaja was prevented from leaving the school premises, in order to prevent him from spreading the true news to us at home and to buy Mr. Emma more time to run away,” he added.
“We believed the cock and bull story the school fed us not until Lafeef got home at around 5 pm and narrated what really happened at the school to us.
“We also confirmed this from other students of the school including classmates of Boluwatife.
“The painful part is, the school keeps trying to cover up for Mr. Emma claiming he didn’t beat Bolu. Mr. Emma is on the run, nowhere to be found.
“I know no amount of punishment for him will bring back my brother but I just want Mr. Emma located and justice served,” he wrote.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a teacher was caught on camera flogging a 15-year-old female student mercilessly over her inability to read properly at a tutorial center in Badagry, Lagos State.