A Junior Secondary School (JSS) student Kelvin Ogheneogaga, of Ekiugbo Grammar School, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has died after he was allegedly flogged by a teacher.
The Nation gathered that his death sparked a protest among students on February 26.
The angry students attacked the teacher, destroyed the principal’s office and pelted a police vehicle with stones.
A source, who preferred anonymity, said the students informed the teacher that Kelvin was not feeling well on account of a leg injury.
He said the teacher continued beating the student, nevertheless.
He said, “We were begging the teacher not to flog him because Kelvin was not too fine but the teacher refused. Kelvin had an injury in his leg before he was flogged; we do not know if the flogging was what led to his death.”
The arrival of police did not calm the situation as the students vented their anger by pelting them with stones and other dangerous weapons.