Controversy as 12-year-old dies after alleged torture by Lagos pupils - Punch Newspapers

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12/2/2021 3:47:00 AM

Controversy as 12-year-old dies after alleged torture by Lagos pupils - Punch Newspapers

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She said, “Indeed the boy passed on while he went home from a leg injury; that was all he complained about after playing football until Sunday night that he mentioned that he was beaten. Other members of their family came to the school and they investigated and till today, we have no such evidence to back that.

“The report is malicious and false. I know they are grieving, but there is nothing like cultism or bullying in our school. He was home for over a week and nothing like that came up; his leg was just hurting him, so these allegations from all our investigations so far are not true; we have nothing to hide. We have invited the family and some members have come here. We’ve been very open and we will continue to be open.

“Nobody is saying any school is a saint, but as we stand today, the allegations are false and the rumours are malicious and unkind and it’s not fair because the family knows we’ve been working with them and letting them know everything we know. We are not resting and as we find out more, we will let them know.” headtopics.com

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Responding to why the matter was not reported to the police, the official said nothing criminal was established to warrant a report to the police.“We didn’t report to the police because we don’t have anything they can work on, except if the family wants to report from their side. But on our side here as a school, if we know of anything that is criminal, it is our responsibility to do that; but we haven’t found any such thing,” she added.

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