Students of IMG Secondary School, Oke Ado, Ibadan,
yesterday went on rampage following the death of one
of their colleagues allegedly flogged to death by a teacher.
The student reportedly slumped and gave up the ghost
as a result of the severe punishment from a teacher for
arriving late to school.
Valuable properties of the school were destroyed by the
students who took to protest before the members of
Nigerian police force came to rescue the situation, the
National Tribune reported.
The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained
as at press time while policemen had cordoned off the
An eye witnesses who claimed anonymity said “trouble
started when the student arrived school after classes
had commenced for the day, he reportedly told the
teacher he came late due to illness.”
“At that point,” the eye witness added, “the principal,
who was passing by asked the teacher the cause of the
The principal allegedly ordered the teacher to flog the
student for coming late and in the process of the
flogging, the student slumped. “All our efforts to save
the student proved abortive,’’ the eyewitness added.
No fewer than 10 fully armed policemen were seen on
surveillance at the premises of the school with three of
their vehicles parked near the school gates.
Most of the school furniture-chairs and tables, cabinets
were destroyed by the protesting students and files,
registers scattered around. Windows and doors of the
staff room were also vandalized.
Teachers and administrative workers of the school were
no where to be found as they took to their heels
immediately the students started the protest.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer
(PPRO), Oyo State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu
said the Police is investigating the matter and promised
to get back.