Miss Chidimma Ukachukwu. a 12-year-old pupil of a secondary school in Awka, Anambra State, died after she was allegedly flogged by her teacher for failing to do her homework.
The source explained that the girl fainted after being flogged severally by a female teacher and was subsequently rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where she died.
The girl’s father, Mr. Simeon Ukachukwu, confirmed the incident, saying it was a sad development. He added that it was an act of God.
But when Okeke was contacted, she denied ordering the closure of the school and said that the school was on midterm break.
On investigation, it was however revealed by official of the Nigerian Union of Teachers in Akwa South Local Government Area.that schools in the state were not on midterm break. Midterm break will commence next week
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Ralph Uzoigwe, said that the matter had not been reported to the police, but promised that it would be investigated.