The Delta state police command has paraded Emeka Nwogbo, a teacher at Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School in Asaba, arrested over the death of his 19-month-old pupil.
TheCable Lifestyle had reported how the toddler died a few days after Nwogbo allegedly subjected him to brutal flogging.
The teacher was paraded alongside the school’s proprietress, who doubles as his mother, in Asaba, the state capital, on Monday.
Speaking about the incident, Mohammad Ali, the state commissioner of police, said there is an ongoing investigation into the death of the pupil. He added that his command is awaiting result of an autopsy carried out on the pupil.
“On February 10, the command received information on how the child was manhandled. The mother said she took the child to the school very healthy, but when she brought him back, she noticed that the child was sick with several marks of cane on his body,” he said.
“On Saturday, around 9.30am, the boy died at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba. Investigation is ongoing and we are waiting for the autopsy result.”
The teacher was said to have admitted that he flogged the toddler for allegedly pushing his fellow pupil.
Bright Edafe, the state police command’s spokesperson, had earlier said the teacher would be charged to court when investigation is completed.
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