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Tragedy Unfolds: Secondary School Teacher Beats Student To Death

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In a shocking incident that has sent shockwaves through the community, Araromi Ilogbo Secondary School in Oko Afo, Lagos, witnessed pandemonium as students protested the alleged death of one of their peers due to severe flogging by a teacher.

The victim, identified as 16-year-old David Babadipo, reportedly succumbed to injuries inflicted during a disciplinary action by a teacher named Oluwale. The incident occurred on Thursday, creating chaos within the school premises and prompting protests by outraged students.

According to eyewitnesses, Babadipo had been unwell for several days before the incident. The situation escalated when the teacher allegedly subjected him to corporal punishment. Following the flogging, Babadipo was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A video circulating on social media captured the chaotic scenes at the school, with students running in distress both within and outside the premises. The voice in the background of the video claimed that the teacher, Oluwale, had beaten the deceased student, leading to his tragic demise.

Social media responses have been varied, with some users expressing concern over the escalating tension and potential repercussions for the accused teacher. One user, Mama Sassy D, commented, “This is my vicinity. They have started rioting already. The said teacher might not survive this period.”

However, conflicting accounts emerged on social media, with a Facebook user named Esther Wusu disputing the claim that Babadipo was beaten to death. Wusu asserted that Mr. Oluwale was the school’s vice principal and that the student had been sick since Tuesday. She claimed that the parents were informed and urged to pick up their child.

Another user, Bangose Jide, insisted that the case had been reported to the Morogbo Police Station at Badagry Expressway in Lagos State. Jide identified the teacher as Mr. Olawale, a vice principal, and disclosed that the deceased was a 16-year-old from Ipoti Ekiti State.

As of now, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has not confirmed whether the case has been officially reported to the police. Efforts to obtain comments from the school administration were unsuccessful, as calls went unanswered, and a text message sent by a correspondent remained unanswered. The community awaits further investigation to shed light on the tragic incident and determine the appropriate course of action.

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