A young man studying at Shiloh Hills Remedial and Advanced Studies Academy located at No. 7 Rumuibekwe Street, near Shell Residential Area in Port Harcourt, Rivers State was allegedly flogged to death by his principal, one Mr Chudi Nwoko.
Rivers State police spokesperson, Ben Ugwuegbulem, who confirmed the incident said the late student, a 13-year-old was subjected to severe punishment until he slumped and died. He said the matter, which occurred on October 20 was not reported to the police until five days later.
"It was only reported after staff from the school went to condole the family of the deceased and a relative of the boy attacked and wounded the principal. That was when the matter was reported to the police," Ugwuegbulem stated.
He said the case was currently under investigation at the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and that he did not have the full particulars of the late student but promised to get back to our reporter
When THISDAY visited the school, a staff who refused to disclose his name told our correspondent that the case was already with the police and he would not comment on it.
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