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8-year-old Anambra pupil ‘beaten to coma by teacher’ is dead



Henry Okonkwo, a
primary two pupil of Landmark School, Mgbakwu, in Awka North LGA of Anambra state who
was allegedly beaten to a coma by his teacher, has died.

A the teacher simply identified as Faith Nwonye was arrested
after she was said to have physically abused the 8-year-old pupil over the

Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, the state commissioner for education, in a
recent chat with journalists, said the school’s proprietor and Nwonye were
summoned to explain the incident that led to the alleged brutalisation of the

The commissioner said the school was also found to be
operating illegally, adding that it has been closed indefinitely.


However, in a Facebook post on
Thursday, Chuma-Udeh confirmed Henry’s passing while revealing that they will
“seek justice” for the pupil.

“He was a boy like any other, with hopes and aspirations. He
went to school for a better future but met a gruesome death at the hands of the
people who were supposed to help him achieve his life ambition,” she wrote.

“A quack teacher in an illegal school bludgeoned him to
death. We mourn a life nipped in the bud! We mourn Henry Chukwuemeka Okonkwo!
We mourn and we seek justice.”



Source link: Nigerianeye

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