Sadly, the act of tying students to the “cross” is gradually becoming a norm. In Ogun state, some students were reportedly tied to the cross and flogged with horsewhip for lateness to school.
According to an eyewitness, the Name of the school is Metorite Secondary school… “The way the management of the school act is so babaric. it is located along Mopol junction via Ayetoro Road Ogun state. I saw the act while heading out, got my view in the bus i was… I think the federal government should locate this school and shun this act or else it is going toi be a dungeon for students who came to learn.”, said the witness.
According to report, three teachers including the headteacher caught in the act were arrested by a police officer who stumbled across the incident. Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun State police spokesman promised to follow up the case.
According to Punch, the policeman, who is attached to the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit, told Punch that the pupils were tied to the wooden crosses in the open.
He said, “I was going to work this morning (Wednesday) when I saw some cars parked by the roadside. I discovered that it was because of some pupils that were tied to crosses. When I saw it, I parked and went to meet the proprietor of the school. I introduced myself as a policeman and told him to untie the pupils. He refused, saying there was nothing anybody could tell him that would make him to release them.
“When I tried to untie the pupils, the proprietor and his teachers beat me up. Before I returned from picking handcuffs from my car, they had grabbed a friend who was with me, Omaje iremi, and beaten him up with a horsewhip.
“I entered the school – with the help of some neighbours who gathered around – to arrest him, but he refused to follow me. I then called the Divisional Police Officer of the Itele Police Station and he sent some policemen to the school, who took everybody to the station.”