Remember 14 year old Ogechi Blessing Anyalewechi a JSS2 student of Eva Adelaja Girls Secondary School in Bariga, Lagos, who was brutally flogged on her bare back and buttocks for slapping the Head Girl of her school?
Those involved in the incident: Principal of Eva Adelaja Girls Secondary School in Bariga, Lagos, Mrs C. O. Coker, Vice-Principal, Mrs Balogun and four teachers were on Thursday removed by the government.
The teachers are Mr Bello (Mathematics), Mrs Tejumaye (English language), Mrs Omoge (Physic Education) and Mr Bakare (Economics).
Their removal followed the investigation into the flogging of the pupil, Ogechi Anyalewechi, on March 16 by the teachers on the principal’s instruction, reports Today.
Lagos State Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Mrs Olabisi Ariyo said they were removed because of their complicity in the “assault saga”, adding: They will no longer work in the school from Thursday, March 24 (today)”.
Ogechi was flogged on her bare buttocks following an altercation with the school’s Head Girl.
The 14-year-old pupil got into trouble after slapping back the Head Girl, who reported her to the school.
Besides being caned, Ogechi was made to cut grass for over four hours.
Ogechi suffered body wounds and was taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.
When the incident became public, Commissioner for Youth and Social Development Princess Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf directed the Directorate of School Social Services of her ministry to probe it.
A fact-finding team led by a director, which visited the school, on Tuesday, indicted the principal and the teachers.