A Mathematics teacher has reportedly been detained by the police in Nsukka, Enugu State, for daring to punish two brothers said to be in Senior Secondary 3, SS3, in a private secondary school on Ogurugu Road, Nsukka, who took turns in raping a 12-year-old junior student while also filming their action with their camera phone.
The teacher was reportedly beaten to stupor by the parents of the punished students, before he was reported at the Nsukka Police station where he was detained for disciplining their children. Confirming the incident, a source told Vanguard’s correspondent that they heard shouts from the victim in the school compound, but it was taken for the usual antics of students.
“We heard the shouts but we thought it was the normal way students shout while playing. We were surprised to hear later that it was a case of rape,’’ a teacher in the school also, told Vanguard.
A student of the school who pleaded anonymity, said the incident happened after they had finished their third-term examinations and normal school activities had ceased.
“We still come to school because we are waiting for our results. We are also preparing for our graduation ceremony which will hold soon. “Yes, we heard that two boys who are brothers raped a Juniour Secondary School 3; JSS-3 student. We also heard that Uncle, our Maths teacher, was detained because he punished them. “Every day, he tells us that he is going to the town in the morning but we don’t know whether he goes to report at the police station or not. “We heard that the parents of the boys invited the police to arrest him and he was detained. That is the much I heard,’’ the student said.
A teacher in the school also told newsmen that it was unthinkable that the police would be called to arrest a person for trying to correct the society.
“The police should not be used at the whims and caprices of individuals. They should know that their responsibility is to the generality of the people,’’ the embittered teacher lamented.
It was further gathered that neither the proprietor of the school nor the Mathematics teacher, agreed to speak with Vanguard on the three different occasions he visited.